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Fewer disease-carrying mosquitoes live in undisturbed tropical forests, study finds

19:01 EDT 23 Aug 2017 | News-Medical.net

A new study by scientists from the Smithsonian, the Panamanian government, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, among other institutions, concludes that conserving old-growth tropical rainforest is "highly recommended" to prevent new outbreaks of viral and parasitic mosquito-borne diseases.

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