Global Trade Tradeoff: Rickettsial Disease in Taiwan

  title={Global Trade Tradeoff: Rickettsial Disease in Taiwan},
  author={Sharon Levy},
  booktitle={Environmental health perspectives},
Global trade tradeoff: Rickettsial disease in taiwan After Taiwan joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001, local production of rice plummeted. A new study shows that fallow Taiwanese rice fields have become breeding grounds for ticks and chiggers that infect people with deadly diseases. However, plowing the fallow fields appeared to reduce the number of arthropod vectors carrying disease, relative to unplowed fields. The WTO requires Taiwan to open trade in rice with less developed… CONTINUE READING