A new study suggests that climate change could make West Africa less hospitable for mosquitoes by the end of the century, reducing the risk of malaria outbreaks.
July 18, 2016 — West Africa has the highest rates of malaria infection and deaths in the world. Approximately 340m people are at risk from being infected, and the disease causes hundreds of thousands of deaths each year. Continue reading Climate change could curb malaria risk in West Africa
Critics point to stagnant water buildups at the clandestine sites and poor sanitary conditions at the workers’ camps for an increase in mosquitos spreading the disease
BOGOTA, Colombia (Apr. 31, 2016) — Colombia’s widespread illegal mining is blamed for causing environmental damage and holding workers in slave-like conditions – and now is also being blamed for a malaria outbreak. Continue reading Colombia’s illegal mining linked to malaria outbreak