Drones help fight surge in deadly malaria spread by monkeys in Malaysia


As human cases rise sharply, technology tracks macaques in Borneo forests to analyse how primates pass on strain, which can be fatal

Drones are being used to track monkeys deep in the Malaysian forests to understand better how the primates are passing a rare strain of malaria to humans.

Malaysian Borneo has seen a surge in cases of “monkey malaria”, a strain of the disease that normally only affects macaques, caused by the parasite Plasmodium knowlesi.

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Author: Droolin' Dog News Team