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Spread of Deadly Waterborne Pathogens Expedited by Pesticides

News   Jul 20, 2020 | Original story from the University of California - Berkeley

 
Spread of Deadly Waterborne Pathogens Expedited by Pesticides

A man waters his crops near Lampsar, a community about 12 miles from the city of Saint Louis in the lower Senegal River Basin in West Africa. A new study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley finds that use of some agricultural pesticides can speed the transmission of the debilitating disease schistosomiasis, while also upsetting the ecological balances in aquatic environments that prevent infections. Credit: Planetary Health Alliance photo by Hillary Duff.

 
 
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