Study Says Climate Change Will Cause More Cases of Malaria in Africa and South America as Temperatures Rise

March 10, 2014

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As the earth warms, humans all over the world will have to adjust their behavior to deal with rising sea levels, droughts, storms, and wildfires. Those living in Africa and South America may also have to prepare for an increase in cases of malaria. A study led by Menno Bouma from London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and published in the journal, Science provides some of the first hard evidence that instances of malaria move upwards in elevation during warm years, and back downwards when temperatures decrease.

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