Malaria in Papua New Guinea highlands

While most scientists agree that climate change will alter infectious disease ecology, the extent of that influence is unknown – except that less developed countries will bear the brunt of the burden. In Papua New Guinea, one of the world’s most malarious countries, malaria is now occurring in highland areas once thought to be too cold for mosquito survival. In Hawaii, the introduction of avian malaria has decimated local bird populations. What’s next?

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1 Response to “Malaria in Papua New Guinea highlands”


  1. 1 Luis Howard August 12, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    it is very evident that climate change is already taking effect in this decade;~.


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