Temperature Impacts Malaria Control
The biological drivers behind environmental temperature on malaria transmission are a poorly understood phenomenon. This study investigates the the impact of daily temperature fluctuations on infection and provides a positive correlation. This was done using laboratory incubators where temperature effects were monitored across many lifecycles of the mosquito and malarial parasite. The study showed that fluctuation around low mean temperatures tends to speed up infection rate while fluctuations around high mean temperatures tend to slow down the process. It finally concluded that malarial control measures should factor in this temperature variance in the climate for more effective disease prevention.
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