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Environmental, Campaign & Website News > Deforestation in Amazon increases malaria incidences by nearly 50 percent

Deforestation in Amazon increases malaria incidences by nearly 50 percent

Date : 16th June 2010, Source : Mongabay



A new study shows that deforestation in the Amazon helps spread disease by creating an optimal environment for malaria-carrying mosquitoes. The study, published in the online issue of the CDC journal Emerging Infectious Diseases, found that clearing forests in the Brazilian Amazon raised incidences of malaria by almost 50 percent.

http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0616-hance_malaria.html





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