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21 November 2008 14:49

Yesterday, the Lowy Institute released a report on the effects of climate change on malaria and dengue to the north and in the north of Australia. The nub of the paper is that climate change will make a bad dengue and malaria story worse.

I wish we had released it today, so we could have incorporated this good news story on the war against mosquito-borne diseases. The US Army is full engaged in this particular war and has come up with what sounds like a promising weapon. While climate change may be good news for disease-carrying mosquitoes in maritime Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands and northern Australia, help is at hand.

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