PhD study establishes climate, temperature and vegetation conditions for malaria vectors

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Sat, 2018-07-14 18:55

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Jacinter Amadi , a PhD  in the Institute for Climate Change and Adaptation (ICCA) recently published a research article in PLOS ONE entitled “Sensitivity of vegetation to climate variability and its implications for malaria risk in Baringo, Kenya”

Baringo is a region known as a seasonal malaria transmission zone. This zone often receives little research attention, yet malaria is ranked second among the top ten diseases in the County.

Further, the study on malaria is especially critical given that three-quarters of the population in Kenya lives in malaria endemic areas. Her research findings which relies on data collected through remote sensing revealed that:

§  Climate variability negatively affects the long rains season while positively affecting the short rains season.

§  Temperature change significantly increases malaria risk.

§  Malaria outbreak is closely linked to climate (rainfall and minimum temperature) and vegetation change. However, vegetation does not directly influence malaria

The research articles was published in PLOS ONE on July 5, 2018. Click here to read the full article

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