The Dilemma of DDT

IB Environmental Systems & Societies: The Dilemma of DDT

The mosquito pictured is Aedes aegypti, largely responsible for the transmission of the outbreak of Zika virus in South America. Another group of mosquitoes, Anopheles sp. are responsible for the transmission of the parasite Plasmodium which causes malaria.In 2012 there were 207 million cases of malaria reported worldwide[1]. in 2015-6 Zika started emerging widely in Brazil with cases of microcephaly in newborns. This...

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