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NOT Open Access | Kerteszia cruzii and extra-Amazonian malaria in Brazil: Challenges due to climate change in the Atlantic Forest

July 16, 2020 - 07:56 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
de Azevedo TS, Lorenz C, Chiaravalloti-Neto F, Sallum MAM
Reference: 
Infect Genet Evol. 2020 Jul 12:104456

Kerteszia cruzii is a sylvatic mosquito and the primary vector of Plasmodium spp., which can cause malaria in humans in areas outside the Amazon River basin in Brazil. Anthropic changes in the natural environments are the major drivers of massive deforestation and local climate change, with serious impacts on the dynamics of mosquito communities and on the risk of acquiring malaria.

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