How will climate change affect malaria?

1 Answer
Oct 13, 2015

It will either increase or decrease the number of malaria cases due to the vectors.


The female Anopheles mosquito breeds in hot climates. If you see the world spread of malaria, it is predominant in the regions around the equator, concentrated in Africa.
The hot climate provides suitable and faster conditions for the mosquito to breeds hence spreading malaria at a higher rate.

In cold climates, this breed of mosquito cannot survive. Neither of the species can. So only humans would be the 'vectors' in that case, but obviously they would not move around much being treated with the disease.