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Last updated on July 24th, 2017 at 11:27 am

Good news from South Africa, where malaria is now in decline following four years of cautious DDT use:

South Africa had stopped using DDT in 1996. Until then the total number of malaria cases was below 10,000 and there were seldom more than 30 deaths per year.

But in 2000, the country saw malaria cases skyrocket to 65,000 and 458 people were killed …

Last year only 89 deaths were recorded.

(Via Professor Bunyip, who suggests the above may present a challenge for certain anti-DDT types)

Posted by Tim B. on 09/24/2005 at 12:36 PM
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