Malaria Threatens To Spread Beyond Korea’s Demilitarized Zone

Deutsche Welle: Korea’s demilitarized zone: a malaria battlefield
“…As American entomologist Terry Klein makes his way to the border between North and South Korea, he doesn’t think twice about the thousands of landmines or soldiers patrolling the demilitarized zone, or DMZ. The researcher is studying the effects of mosquitoes carrying malaria and Japanese Encephalitis. … While South Korea is technically considered malaria-free today, there is an exception. The border region separating the two Koreas is a battlefield for malaria carrying mosquitoes…” (Kollenberg, 3/2).

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