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Birds catching malaria in Alaska

Disease may be transmitted north of Arctic Circle within decades

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5:38pm, September 21, 2012

Birds can catch malaria at least as far north as Fairbanks, Alaska, a new study confirms. And at the rate climate is expected to change, the risk zone for avian malaria might stretch beyond the Arctic Circle by 2080.

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