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Malaria jumps when rainforests cut

June 22nd, 2010

A study published by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison suggests that the link between deforestation and disease—in this case, malaria—may not be as tenuous as some have suggested.

Based on satellite data showing the extent of logging in the Amazon and research from 54 Brazilian health districts, the report concludes that even minimal change to the natural landscape can increase the spread of malaria by up to 50 percent.

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