Climate change increases malaria risk in higher-altitude areas

12/31/2009 | Google

Rising temperatures caused by climate change have allowed malaria-carrying mosquitoes to survive in higher-altitude areas in Kenya, putting about 4 million people who have little or no immunity to malaria at risk of contracting the disease, a U.K.-funded study said. "Without strong and urgent action to tackle climate change, malaria could infect areas without any experience of the disease," an expert said.

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