Uncommon malaria spreading in Malaysia

Parasite’s jump from monkeys to people seems aided by deforestation


BAD HABITAT  A kind of malaria common in monkeys is increasingly infecting people in the Malaysian state of Sarawak, possibly due to deforestation (shown here) that puts the animals into closer contact with humans.

Wakx/Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) 

This article is only available to Science News subscribers.

Subscribers, enter your e-mail address to access our archives.

Not a subscriber?

Science News is a nonprofit.

Support us by subscribing now.

More Stories from Science News on Health & Medicine

From the Nature Index

Paid Content