Deforestation and Malaria: A Shared History Deforestation and Malaria: A Shared History
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Deforestation and Malaria: A Shared History

by Mark Owens

July 20, 2009
A 2006 study showed that when Amazon rainforest is cleared, malaria-carrying mosquitoes bite nearby humans nearly 300 times more frequently than when the forest is left intact. This was one of the first examples of how the destruction of biodiversity can directly impact human health. Click here to see the deforestation infographic.A collaboration between GOOD and Life of the Mind.
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Deforestation and Malaria: A Shared History