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Improved, Modern Housing Can Help Reduce Malaria Risk, Study Says

Reuters: Modern housing could cut risk of malaria by up to half — study
“Modernizing mud huts and other traditional housing could significantly cut the risk of malaria for people living in some of the highest risk areas of Africa, Asia, and South America, according to new research. Scientists who studied the impact of types of housing on peoples’ risk of infection with the mosquito-borne disease found that residents of modern homes were 47 percent less likely to be infected than people living in traditional houses…” (Kelland, 6/8).

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