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Number Of Africans Living Near Dams At Risk Of Malaria Set To Nearly Double By 2080 Because Of Climate Change

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Climate change threatens to double malaria risk from African dams, say researchers
“The number of Africans at risk of malaria who live near dams will nearly double to 25 million by 2080 as areas where the disease is not currently present will become transmission zones due to climate change, researchers said on Monday. Without prevention measures, the number of malaria cases associated with dams could triple to nearly three million a year over the same period, they said in a study published in Malaria Journal…” (Mis, 9/4).

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