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Malaria Prevalent In Venezuela’s Mining Regions

BBC News: The malaria mines of Venezuela
“Venezuela used to be a world leader in managing malaria, but is now the only country in Latin America where incidence of the disease is increasing. Around 75,000 people were infected last year, and according to government figures, 60 percent of cases were in Sifontes, a tiny region of the country where gold mining — where workers drill for gold in mosquito-friendly standing water — is booming, and health care is scarce…” (Pardo, 8/23).

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