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Malaria

05 August 2010

Experts roll out malaria map

Nearly 3 billion people were at risk of contracting malaria in 2009 and closer study of the mosquito's life cycle is needed to combat the disease.

In the first study, scientists mapped out the geographical spread of Plasmodium vivax - the most common parasite that causes malaria - using reported cases of malaria and details on temperature and aridity.

 

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