Uruguay: Small change in forest cover can double malaria rate

SciDev.Net: A small reduction in tropical rainforest cover can increase malaria incidence by nearly 50 per cent, a study in the Brazilian Amazon has found. Open spaces and partially sunlit pools of water, typical conditions of deforested landscapes, provide an ideal habitat in which the Anopheles darlingi mosquito-- the main vector of the malaria parasite in the Amazon -- can live and lay its eggs, according to the study, published online early in Emerging Infectious Diseases. The authors, ......

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