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 Borneo
is the third largest island in the
world. It includes three countries:
Malaysia, Indonesia, and Brunei. Borneo
is primarily mountainous, with dense
areas of rain forest. The equator runs
down the middle of Borneo. It is hot and
humid.
DDT
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dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane
Used as an insecticide
used with great success in the second half of
World War II to control malaria and typhus
In 1962, Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
catalogued the environmental impacts of DDT in
the US. The book suggested that DDT and other
pesticides may cause cancer and that their
agricultural use was a threat to wildlife,
particularly birds. Its publication was one of the
signature events in the birth of the environmental
movement, and resulted in a large public outcry
that eventually led to DDT being banned in the US
in 1972
Malaria
Malaria is a parasite that gets into the
blood from the bite of an infected female
mosquito. Symptoms are:
Fever.
Chills.
Headache
Sweats,
Fatigue
Nausea and vomiting
Death
Malaria is treatable with medication
Plague
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The Plague is a deadly infectious
disease that is spread by fleas.
It is difficult and expensive to treat.
Has killed millions of people
throughout history
Symptoms include:
Chills
Fever
Severe headache
Rapid heart rate
Nausea
Vomiting
Painful swollen lymph glands
Delirium
Death.