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Resource ID: #18315
Subject: Environment
Source: Wall Street Journal (New York)
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Date: 26-Jul

Description

The Wall Stree Journal reports on the use of DDT by African countries in a desperate attempt to fight malaria and other diseases. "DDT kills birds and other wild species, but ... malaria kills children - about one every 40 seconds in sub-Saharan Africa," reveals the story. The report points out that in recent years the mosquito and the malaria parasite it spreads have evolved more resistance to DDT alternatives and to drugs. Mozambique remains the only country in southern Africa, which is leery of the pesticide, and thus does not comply with "a concerted regional attack" on malaria, the Journal reports.

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