How the Destruction of Rainforests is Contributing to the Rise of Malaria

In 1949 the United States was declared free of malaria as a significant health problem. The application of the insecticide DDT over buildings in counties where malaria was prevalent along with removal of breeding sites of mosquitoes proved to be a success in our efforts to eradicate this disease. These methods were then taken to other countries where they have not proven to be so successful. Malaria continues to kill over one million people each year.

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