"The Human Limit: Where Malaria Is Spreading"

"A new Washington Post analysis shows that climate change and demographic growth could put more than 5 billion people at risk for malaria by 2040".

"NAMETIL, Mozambique - Unica Cardoso leaned against the walls of the overcrowded health center, her body aching and her fever spiking.

It was Mozambique’s winter season, when cooler and drier weather have historically meant less malaria transmission. But there’d been so many suspected cases that day that the health center had run out of quick tests. Cardoso, 35, had just tested positive and feared her 2-year-old daughter at home was sick with the same.

“I am not surprised anymore,” she said of falling sick during the winter. “But it is not normal.”

The threat posed by malaria stands to soar as the planet warms because of longer transmission seasons, more frequent and severe extreme weather events, and the migration of malaria-carrying mosquitoes to new latitudes and altitudes, according to a Washington Post analysis of climate modeling and reporting from the southern African country of Mozambique."

Rachel Chason, Kevin Crowe, John Muyskens and Jahi Chikwendiu report for the Washington Post October 23, 2023.

Source: Washington Post, 11/29/2023