Hideyo Noguchi

Japanese bacteriologist

Hideyo Noguchi (野口 英世, Noguchi Hideyo, 24 November 1876 – 21 May 1928) was a Japanese microbiologist. He studied bacteria.

Hideyo Noguchi

He was born in Inawashiro, Fukushima. He worked at the Institute of Infectious Diseases as a doctor. When he was 24, he went to the United States. In 1928, he moved to Ecuador, where there were many cases of yellow fever. He went to find the bacteria that caused it. After arriving there, he was able to identify the bacteria as yellow fever, and developed a vaccine. This quickly reduced the number of people dying of yellow fever in South America. In 1928, while researching yellow fever in Accra, he was infected by yellow fever and died.[1]

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  1. "Great Person of Fukushima". Retrieved 2014-01-21.[permanent dead link]