Impact of Increasing Temperatures on Malaria in the East African Highlands: A Systematic Review

Added May 5, 2015

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The included studies suggest that temperatures are increasing in the East African highlands. The majority of the included studies show that the increasing transmission of malaria on the East African highlands is related to these rising temperatures.

Historically, malaria has been absent from the East African highlands. However, recently the disease has made its way into the area and higher incidents of malaria are being reported from the highlands. The fact that highland inhabitants lack historical immunity against malaria makes them extremely vulnerable to the disease. This review assesses whether increasing malaria transmission is a consequence of rising temperatures due to climate change.