publication . Part of book or chapter of book . 2003

Effects of environmental change on malaria in the Amazon region of Brazil.

Petra Schneider;
  • Published: 01 Jan 2003
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
Malaria is endemic in Brazil, affecting mostly the Amazon states. Whereas 50 years ago good progress was made towards its control, since the opening up of the Amazon region for forestry, agriculture and livestock activities, the disease has rapidly increased in incidence, peaking to >500,000 cases annually in the 1990s. Rondônia state was particularly hard hit, with thousands of new immigrants suffering malaria attacks. It is argued that the environmental change caused by deforestation has favoured the main malaria vector Anopheles darlingi, creating numerous sunlit larval habitats and bringing potential blood hosts in the vicinity of the mosquitoes. The creatio...
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publication . Part of book or chapter of book . 2003

Effects of environmental change on malaria in the Amazon region of Brazil.

Petra Schneider;