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Malaria

26 August 2011

Malaria mosquito disappearing

The incidence of malaria in many African countries south of the Sahara is falling rapidly.

The incidence of malaria in many African countries south of the Sahara is falling rapidly. A Danish-Tanzanian research group has discovered that the mosquito carrying the malaria parasite has practically disappeared from villages without organised mosquito control, and the researchers do not know why. There are several hypotheses, but without proper data they cannot say whether malaria is being eradicated or whether it is just resting up before returning with renewed vigour.

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