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Venezuela's mosquitoes bite back as malaria returns after half a century

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Health officials call for political support amid fears rainy season will cause spread of disease pushed into cities by poverty

Malaria is making a comeback in Venezuela. For the first time in 50 years, the disease, which is disseminated by mosquitoes, is spreading from jungle communities to bustling urban centres. Its revival, experts say, could take at least two years to reverse.

Read the full report by Virginia López on the Guardian's Global Development Blog.