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Climate has a significant impact on malaria incidence and we have predicted that forecast climate changes might cause some modifications to the present global distribution of malaria close to its present boundaries. However, it is quite another matter to attribute recent resurgences of malaria in the highlands of East Africa to climate change. Analyses of malaria time-series at such sites have shown that malaria incidence has increased in the absence of co-varying changes in climate. We find the widespread increase in resistance of the malaria parasite to drugs and the decrease in vector control activities to be more likely driving forces behind the malaria resurgence.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/s1471-4922(02)02374-7

Type

Journal article

Journal

Trends in parasitology

Publication Date

12/2002

Volume

18

Pages

530 - 534

Addresses

Dept of Zoology, University of Oxford, UK. simon.hay@zoo.ox.ac.uk

Keywords

Animals, Humans, Plasmodium falciparum, Malaria, Falciparum, Incidence, Greenhouse Effect, Climate, Mosquito Control, Drug Resistance, Microbial, Africa, Eastern, Hot Temperature