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Bird malaria spreading via global hotspots


Bird species across the globe are suffering and dying from a type of malaria and, while these strains are not infectious to humans, they’re spreading quickly through global transmission hotspots.

An international team, including Dr Konstans Wells, who leads the Biodiversity and Health Ecology research group at Swansea University, has been conducting research to understand where and why the disease has been spreading so rapidly and widely.

“Avian malaria now affects somewhere between 13 and 14 per cent – on average – of all wild birds worldwide,” said Dr Wells. MORE

Header image: Swansea University.