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Human Impacts On Lake Malawi Ecosystem Allowing Disease-Causing Flatworms To Multiply

NPR: Thriving Towns In East Africa Are Good News For A Parasitic Worm
“People trying to grow food and support their families on the shores of Lake Malawi are not only causing serious environmental problems, they’re also causing a surge in a debilitating disease. Thriving towns along the lake are changing the ecosystem in ways that are allowing a parasitic worm to flourish, researchers reported last week in the journal Trends in Parasitology…” (Beaubien, 5/28).

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