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Humans are responsible for the increase in disease-carrying mosquitoes: Research shows they live in deforested areas

A new study reveals that humans may have caused the increase in disease-carrying mosquitoes because of environmentally damaging actions that have contributed to the prevalence of deforested areas where these insects usually dwell.  The researchers at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) gathered and studied data from previous studies that had focused on the number of pathogen-carrying mosquito species that have made their homes in forested lands and non-forested lands in 12 countries around the world.  Read more...



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