15 May '18, 10pm

Study links malaria to deforestation in the Amazon

Study links malaria to deforestation in the Amazon

For their study, researchers at institutions in Brazil and the U.S. attempted to find patterns between deforestation and malaria infection in nine states in the Brazilian Amazon. They looked at patches of rainforest that had been deforested or degraded (collectively termed “impacted” in the study), breaking them down into different size categories. They then compared these deforestation patches to local rates of malaria infection recorded between 2009 and 2015.

Full article: https://news.mongabay.com/2018/05/study-links-deforestati...

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