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Deforestation Likely Spurring Increase In Formerly Rare Monkey-Borne Malaria Strain In Malaysian Patients

Motherboard: Deforestation Is Clearing the Way for a Rare Monkey-Borne Malaria
“Malaysia’s forests are disappearing at a faster rate than just about anywhere else in the world. And with the rise of deforestation has come another troubling trend: A formerly rare form of malaria, which is capable of jumping from macaques to humans, is now the leading cause of malaria hospitalizations in the country…” (Mead/Koehbler, 11/3).

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