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Letter: Climate change and the global malaria recession

May 20, 2010 - 07:55 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Peter W. Gething, David L. Smith, Anand P. Patil, Andrew J. Tatem, Robert W. Snow, Simon I. Hay
Reference: 
Nature 465, 342-345 (20 May 2010)

The current and potential future impact of climate change on malaria is of major public health interest1, 2. The proposed effects of rising global temperatures on the future spread and intensification of the disease3, 4, 5, and on existing malaria morbidity and mortality rates3, substantively influence global health policy6, 7.

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