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Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest causes malaria transmission to increase and the analysis of a 50,000-year-old gene sequence explains how P. falciparum malaria parasites are able to infect humans.

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Amazon Deforestation Drives Malaria Transmission

How Deadly Malaria Parasite Jumped from Gorillas to Humans


Image Credits: Deforestation [Pixabay]

Scientific Advisor: Katharine Collins, Radboud University Medical Centre

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