Drones help fight surge in deadly malaria spread by monkeys in Malaysia (Tue, 17 Apr 2018)
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.
The number of cases has been increasing and it appears people are at risk
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'It's not my war': the Syrian man who has spent a month living in Kuala Lumpur airport (Thu, 12 Apr 2018)
Hassan al-Kontar fears arrest for refusing a military call-up and now survives on airline meals of rice and chicken
A Syrian man has spent more than a month living in a corner of a Malaysian airport – sleeping under stairwells and showering in toilets – after being left stranded by airlines and immigration
Hassan al-Kontar, 36, fears being arrested in his home country for refusing a call-up for military service, and has been forced to make the transit section of Kuala Lumpur airport his new home for
the past 37 days.
It’s not only my problem. It’s the problem of hundreds of Syrian guys who feel they are hated.
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