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Global consumption and international trade in deforestation-associated commodities could influence malaria risk

March 17, 2020 - 13:05 -- Open Access
Chaves LSM, Fry J, Malik A, Geschke A, Sallum MAM, Lenzen M
Nat Commun. 2020 Mar 9; 11(1):1258

Deforestation can increase the transmission of malaria. Here, we build upon the existing link between malaria risk and deforestation by investigating how the global demand for commodities that increase deforestation can also increase malaria risk. We use a database of trade relationships to link the consumption of deforestation-implicated commodities in developed countries to estimates of country-level malaria risk in developing countries.

Not Open Access | Amazon deforestation drives malaria transmission, and malaria burden reduces forest clearing

November 5, 2019 - 12:45 -- NOT Open Access
Andrew J. MacDonald and Erin A. Mordecai
PNAS October 29, 2019 116 (44) 22212-22218

Deforestation and land use change are among the most pressing anthropogenic environmental impacts. In Brazil, a resurgence of malaria in recent decades paralleled rapid deforestation and settlement in the Amazon basin, yet evidence of a deforestation-driven increase in malaria remains equivocal.

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