Democracy Now: Report: Malaria Risk to Increase in Kenya Due to Climate Change


A new British government report has found that rising temperatures in Kenya could put an extra four million people at risk of malaria. Climate change has already caused a seven-fold increase in cases of malaria on the slopes of Mount Kenya. The Guardian reports climate change has raised average temperatures in the Central Highlands region of Kenya, allowing the disease to creep into higher altitude areas where the population has little or no immunity.

~ by wheresthemic on December 31, 2009.

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