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How Forest Loss Is Leading To a Rise in Human Disease

02/23/2016

"A growing body of scientific evidence shows that the felling of tropical forests creates optimal conditions for the spread of mosquito-borne scourges, including malaria and dengue. Primates and other animals are also spreading disease from cleared forests to people."

By cutting down forests, humans may be giving themselves malaria

12/21/2015

A new research study is currently linking the deforestation of trees in Malaysia with the spread of malaria.  A version of the disease, previously found only in monkeys, is becoming more transmissible by environmental disturbances, reported by the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases. 

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