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More Effort Needed To Protect Residents Near Dams From Malaria, Study Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: One million Africans a year catch malaria from dam mosquitoes — study
“One million Africans will catch malaria this year because they live near a large dam and, at a time of booming dam construction on the continent, greater efforts must be made to protect people from the killer disease, a study in Malaria Journal said…” (Migiro, 9/11).

Washington Post: Malaria cases in Africa are soaring. Here’s the surprising reason why.
“…The authors suggest that developers have failed to anticipate the potential for disease outbreaks in choosing locations for new projects in highly populated areas. While dams clearly bring many benefits, the health problems associated with soaring malaria rates are significant enough to cancel out some of the progress they bring, said lead author Solomon Kibret, a biologist with the University of New England in Armidale, Australia…” (Warrick, 9/11).

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