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Exploring public awareness of the current and future malaria risk zones in South Africa under climate change: a pilot study

November 12, 2020 - 15:41 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Fitchett JM, Swatton DA
Reference: 
Int J Biometeorol. 2020 Nov 11

Although only a small proportion of the landmass of South Africa is classified as high risk for malaria, the country experiences on-going challenges relating to malaria outbreaks. Climate change poses a growing threat to this already dire situation. While considerable effort has been placed in public health campaigns in the highest-risk regions, and national malaria maps are updated to account for changing climate, malaria cases have increased.

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