Transmission of Malaria in the Amazon

Project Team

Team members doing fieldwork.
Students collecting survey data in Ecuador related to socio-demographic risk factors

Since 2011, the Amazon has experienced the largest increase in malaria compared to any other region the world. Malaria disproportionately affects rural and indigenous populations causing long-term morbidity, with high incidence near international borders due to disease spillover and shared risks. Our Bass Connections team aims to understand the drivers of malaria in the Amazon related to three areas: social network transmission; genetic strains of malaria; and socio-demographic risk factors.

Studying Malaria Transmission Patterns in the Amazon

Poster by Lissette Araya, Jonathan Avendano, Alex Bajana, Annika Gunderson, Olivia Hunt, Rani Kumar, Amelia Martin, Robert Rolfe Jr, Maria Velasco and Mackenzie Zepeda

Winner of the Bass Connections 2020 poster competition