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Climate change could shift disease burden from malaria to arboviruses in Africa

September 15, 2020 - 15:00 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Mordecai EA, Ryan SJ, Caldwell JM, Shah MM, LaBeaud AD
Reference: 
Lancet Planet Health. 2020 Sep;4(9):e416-e423

Malaria is a long-standing public health problem in sub-Saharan Africa, whereas arthropod-borne viruses (arboviruses) such as dengue and chikungunya cause an under-recognised burden of disease. Many human and environmental drivers affect the dynamics of vector-borne diseases.

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