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

November 5, 2019 - 12:45 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Andrew J. MacDonald and Erin A. Mordecai
Reference: 
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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