Severe Flooding and Malaria Transmission in the Western Ugandan Highlands: Implications for Disease Control in an Era of Global Climate Change

by Ross Boyce, Raquel Reyes, Michael Matte et al.
J Infect Dis. (2016) 214 (9): 1403-1410 – First published online: August 17, 2016

8 pp. 679 kB

There are several mechanisms by which global climate change may impact malaria transmission. The authors sought to assess how the increased frequency of extreme precipitation events associated with global climate change will influence malaria transmission in highland areas of East Africa. They conclude that the flooding described here may pose significant challenges to malaria control programs and will demand timely responses to mitigate deleterious impacts on human health.

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