Research Article

Malaria and gold fever.

BMJ 1993; 307 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.307.6901.433 (Published 14 August 1993) Cite this as: BMJ 1993;307:433
  1. H Veeken

    Abstract

    The mineral rich territory of the Yanomami Indians of northern Brazil has been invaded by miners--who have destroyed the environment and introduced disease. Médecins Sans Frontières agreed to help combat the malaria epidemic. Conditions in the rainforest and villages and the health care facilities are described. Mere medical aid cannot prevent the Yanomami from being decimated.