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Climate change could curb malaria risk in West Africa

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Anopheles gambiae. Photo: Jim Gathany-CDC/AFPMB via Flickr.

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

Colombia’s illegal mining linked to malaria outbreak

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MINING AND MALARIA. Critics point to stagnant water buildups near mining sites to the malaria outbreak in Colombia

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