National Geographic : 1944 Feb
U. S.Navy, Official "Under Wraps," Seabees Outwit Their Most Feared Foe, the Mosquito, as They Build a Road ataSouthwest Pacific Base Malaria, unchecked, rolls up huge casualty lists and prolongs the war. That's why Army and Navy take such rigid control measures. Mosquitoes more than once halted the building of the Burma Road. American scientists fought the pests there in a struggle as intense as in thebuilding ofthePanama Canal.