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Climate change drives new cases of malaria, complicating efforts to fight the disease

The number of malaria cases rose again in 2022, propelled by flooding and warmer weather in areas once free of the illness.
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Rising temps spark concerns over malaria's spread in Türkiye

Rising temperatures, fluctuations in precipitation patterns and extreme weather events are all affecting the life cycles and habitats of mosquitoes that carry malaria.

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Rising temperatures, extreme weather threaten to propel malaria spread

Cases of malaria threaten to increase dramatically from climate change as rising temperatures push mosquitoes to new areas and lengthen transmission seasons.
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The mosquitoes are winning

For decades, the world seemed to be winning the war against mosquitoes and tamping down the deadly diseases they carried. But in the past few years, progress has not only stalled, it has reversed.

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Malaria cases in Florida and Texas raise prospect of greater transmission in a warmer future

Seven people in the U.S. have contracted the disease from local mosquitoes—the nation’s first such cases in 20 years. As climate change plays out, researchers say, warmer and wetter weather could mean more mosquito-borne illnesses.

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Experts say climate change likely to increase US malaria cases

Scientists quell fears about imminent risk after malaria cases in Texas and Florida but warn that mosquito breeding sites are set to grow.