Malaria Nets Keep Mosquitoes Out . . . and Fish In

WORLD Insecticide-treated nets are widely considered a magic bullet against malaria—one of the cheapest and most effective ways to stop a disease that kills at least half a million Africans each year. But many recipients don’t use the nets for their intended purpose—instead, they sew together anti-malaria nets into gigantic sieves that trawl the bottom of the lakes and wetlands, culling some of Africa’s most … Continue reading Malaria Nets Keep Mosquitoes Out . . . and Fish In

Malaria Reaches New Heights

HEALTH Warmer temperatures are causing malaria to spread to higher altitudes, a study suggests. (BBC) Use our resources to better understand how communities are adapting to the threat of malaria. Discussion Ideas The BBC article, based on research published in the journal Science, says that malaria, typically a tropical disease, is being documented in higher altitudes. Take a look at the map above, which shows areas … Continue reading Malaria Reaches New Heights