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Dams In Africa Increase Risk Of Malaria For Nearby Residents, Study Shows

CNN: Can dams increase the risk of malaria?
“…The research looked at infection rates among people living close to 1,268 dam reservoirs, and found that about 15 million people reside in ‘risk areas’ — fewer than five kilometers away from a dam. By comparing the difference in the number of cases for communities further away, the researchers from the CGIAR program on Water, Land and Ecosystems and the International Water Management Institute stipulate that at least 1.1 million cases of malaria annually can be directly linked to the presence of dams…” (Prisco, 9/11).

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