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# **Cloud of Fame** The Deck Network
![The Deck Ad network: ads without tracking](/spotlight/decknetwork.net/the-deck-we-re-fine-with-knowing-nothing.png)
> “We’re fine with knowing nothing… As a network we have never issued cookies or tracked readers in any way.” – [Source](http://decknetwork.net/privacy/)
## Advertising without tracking
**If the Deck Network can reward publishers without resorting to behavioural advertising and tracking people, so can you.**
Folks like the [IAB](/spotlight/iab.com) and [Wired magazine](/splotlight/wired.com) will tell you that behavioural advertising is the only way publishers can make money. How surprising, then, that an alternative ad network called [The Deck](http://decknetwork.net) has been successfully supporting independent publishers with non-behavioural advertising for years.
Sites that are part of The Deck Network display one unobtrusive ad per page on their sites. The Deck’s ads are simply display ads; they are not behavioural and The Deck states that they do not track you. Better does not block ads from The Deck. Quite on the contrary, we are giving them our first Cloud of Fame Award for proving that you can adhere to the principles of the [Ethical Design Manifesto](https://ind.ie/ethical-design) even if you’re an ad network.
Both The Deck’s own web site and their service conform to the [Ethical Design Manifesto](https://ind.ie/ethical-design). The Deck respects human rights, effort, and experience.
So, the next time someone tells you that you’re hurting independent publishers by using a content blocker, please tell them “poppycock” from us and inform them about The Deck. It’s time publishers found ways of making money from their content that do not involve jeopardising our safety on the web. Initiatives like The Deck prove that it is possible.
We will be showcasing other exemplary initiatives here in the future. If you know of any, [please let us know](https://forum.ind.ie/c/better).
## No trackers.
[When we last checked](https://archive.better.fyi/decknetwork.net.har.gz), on Monday, May 16th, 2016, The Deck Network’s home page had no third-party content or trackers.
<!-- Manual: You may manually add other ethical design violation badges here. Delete this comment and
do not leave empty lines between the /trackersList comment, above, and the new list items if you do.
Valid badges are:
* Aggressive
* Doorslam
* Clickbait
* Fingerprint
* Web bug
-->
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# **No DEAL!** Interactive Advertising Bureau
![The IBA wants to make a DEAL that puts people at risk on the Web by turning off their content blockers.](/spotlight/iab.com/deal-no-deal.jpg)
**Dear Interactive Advertising Bureau,**
Your [DEAL](http://www.iab.com/iab-tech-lab-publisher-ad-blocking-primer) is toxic for human rights. You urge sites to coerce us to stop protecting ourselves from web malware. This leaves us open to malicious ads and to the violation of our privacy through behavioural tracking.
While others like [Alexander Hanff](https://www.opendemocracy.net/ourbeeb/alexander-hanff/whittingdale-is-wrong-it-is-advertisers-who-are-destroying-digital-economy) are doing valuable work to determine [the legality of the actions of your members](http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/04/23/anti_ad_blockers_face_legal_challenges/) (see [his recent letter to IDG](https://www.scribd.com/doc/314011726/IDGUK-27052016-Redacted)), we are going the technological route: **we will actively protect people from your attempts to detect and block their ability to defend themselves against web malware and tracking.**
So our response, quite simply, is this:
<strong>You have no DEAL!</strong>
## About IAB
> The “trade association for interactive marketing in the U.S.” – [Source](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randall_Rothenberg)
## Ethical design violations
(Learn more about [Ethical Design](https://ind.ie/ethical-design).)
<!-- Automatic: the trackers list is generated and updated by Better Inspector. Please do not edit manually. -->
<!-- trackersList -->
* Trackers
* fonts.net
* ajax.googleapis.com
* iab.net
* twitter.com
* googletagservices.com
* googleadservices.com
* googletagmanager.com
* facebook.net
* google-analytics.com
* quantserve.com
* moatads.com
* facebook.com
* doubleclick.net
* googlesyndication.com
<!-- /trackersList -->
* Aggressive
* Web bug
<!-- Manual: You may manually add other ethical design violation badges here. Delete this comment and
do not leave empty lines between the /trackersList comment, above, and the new list items if you do.
Valid badges are:
* Doorslam
* Clickbait
* Fingerprint
-->
<!-- Automatic: the After Better section is generated and updated by Better Inspector. Please do not edit manually. -->
## After Better
* Requests: <!-- requestsBefore -->108 requests<!-- /requestsBefore --> to <!-- requestsAfter -->91 requests<!-- /requestsAfter --> (<!-- requestsBlocked -->17 requests<!-- /requestsBlocked --> blocked, <!-- deltaRequests -->16% Safer<!-- /deltaRequests -->)
* Weight: <!-- sizeBefore -->5.28 MB<!-- /sizeBefore --> to <!-- sizeAfter -->5.14 MB<!-- /sizeAfter --> (<!-- sizeSaved -->144.41 KB<!-- /sizeSaved --> saved, <!-- deltaSize -->3% Lighter<!-- /deltaSize -->)
* Speed: <!-- timeBefore -->2.93 minutes<!-- /timeBefore --> to <!-- timeAfter -->2.37 minutes<!-- /timeAfter --> (<!-- timeSaved -->33.56 seconds<!-- /timeSaved --> saved, <!-- deltaTime -->19% Faster<!-- /deltaTime -->)
Statistics by [Better Inspector](https://source.ind.ie/better/inspector) based on [the page](https://archive.better.fyi/iab.com.har.gz) as on <!-- lastUpdate -->Sunday, May 22nd 2016<!-- /lastUpdate -->
<!-- Manual: Add block rules (site fixes, first-party blocking, etc.) for this site (if any), here.
## Block rules
### A block rule
Some explanation of the block rule.
```mson
- trigger:
- url-filter: some.resource
- load-type: first-party
- action:
- type: block
```
-->
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# **Open Letter to Wired** (Wired.com by Condé Nast)
![Screenshot of Wired’s doorslam that blocks access unless you turn off your tracker blocker.](/spotlight/wired.com/wired-blocker-blocker-notice.png)
## Here’s The Thing With Shortsightedness
Dear Wired,
**You don’t get it:** It’s not about ads, it’s about behavioural targeting and tracking.
We are disappointed that violating our privacy and compromising our security are the ways you have chosen to monetise your service. We hope you will stop blocking valuable tools like Better that protect people from trackers, ad-delivered trojans, and other web malware.
While we hope you will reconsider your malicious stance against human rights, we are not willing to sit idly by and let you compromise our privacy and security in the meanwhile. So, in addition to blocking the roughly 50 third-party trackers that your site exposes us to, **we are also blocking your blocker blocker with the following rule:**
```mson
- trigger:
- url-filter: wired.com/assets/load
- load-type: first-party
- action:
- type: block
```
Now, it’s your turn: if you want to, you can inline all your JavaScript to break our blocker-blocker blocking rule.
Then, we can update our rule to make it disable all of your first-party JavaScript…
We can play this game of cat and mouse all day long. Or, you can ask yourselves whether this is really the game you want to play. How will you explain your escalating disdain for the rights of your readers to your employees; most of whom, we’re sure, are decent folks who just want to do the right thing?
### You have ethical alternatives
If you want to make money while respecting our rights, you have ways of doing so that don’t track us or compromise our privacy and security.
You can, for example, use non-behavioural ads that don’t track people (like [The Deck](/spotlight/decknetwork.net) does).
Or, you can switch completely to a subscription model and abandon behavioural advertising altogether.
Or, you can engage with a service like [Flattr](https://flattr.com), or join with other publishers to create your own.
### Reconsider the ethics of your business model
It’s not our job to come up with ethical alternatives to your current business model. However, if we can come up with three viable ones off the cuff, I’m sure you can do even better if you decide to dedicate yourselves to it.
What we will *not* tolerate is this attempt to keep your core business based on behavioural advertising and tracking while attempting to extort funds from your readers who are simply trying to protect their privacy and security on the web.
We urge you to [reconsider the ethics](https://ind.ie/ethical-design) of your business model.
You have alternatives. We hope you will choose one that respects the rights and safety of your readers.
## About Wired
> “[Wired](http://wired.com) is a full-color monthly American magazine, published in both print and online editions, that reports on how emerging technologies affect culture, the economy and politics. Owned by [Condé Nast](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Condé_Nast)” – ([Source](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wired_(magazine))
## Ethical design violations
(Learn more about [Ethical Design](https://ind.ie/ethical-design).)
<!-- Automatic: the trackers list is generated and updated by Better Inspector. Please do not edit manually. -->
<!-- trackersList -->
* Trackers
* optimizely.com
* dwgyu36up6iuz.cloudfront.net
* typekit.net
* adobedtm.com
* googletagservices.com
* zqtk.net
* rubiconproject.com
* yldbt.com
* amazon-adsystem.com
* scorecardresearch.com
* dff7tx5c2qbxc.cloudfront.net
* dy48bnzanqw0v.cloudfront.net
* googleadservices.com
* disqus.com
* demdex.net
* mediavoice.com
* omtrdc.net
* googlesyndication.com
* polarmobile.com
* mookie1.com
* condenastdigital.com
* doubleclick.net
* tiqcdn.com
* moatads.com
* adform.net
* weborama.fr
* adformdsp.net
* yahoo.com
* adnxs.com
* btrll.com
* chartbeat.com
* cnevids.com
* chartbeat.net
* dnkzzz1hlto79.cloudfront.net
* fonts.googleapis.com
* d26t7ex48mr4bn.cloudfront.net
* fwmrm.net
* gstatic.com
* dp8hsntg6do36.cloudfront.net
* outbrain.com
<!-- /trackersList -->
* Aggressive
* Doorslam
* Clickbait
* Web bug
<!-- Manual: You may manually add other ethical design violation badges here. Delete this comment and
do not leave empty lines between the /trackersList comment, above, and the new list items if you do.
Valid badges are:
* Fingerprint
-->
<!-- Automatic: the After Better section is generated and updated by Better Inspector. Please do not edit manually. -->
## After Better
* Requests: <!-- requestsBefore -->283 requests<!-- /requestsBefore --> to <!-- requestsAfter -->155 requests<!-- /requestsAfter --> (<!-- requestsBlocked -->128 requests<!-- /requestsBlocked --> blocked, <!-- deltaRequests -->45% Safer<!-- /deltaRequests -->)
* Weight: <!-- sizeBefore -->5.23 MB<!-- /sizeBefore --> to <!-- sizeAfter -->3.14 MB<!-- /sizeAfter --> (<!-- sizeSaved -->2.08 MB<!-- /sizeSaved --> saved, <!-- deltaSize -->40% Lighter<!-- /deltaSize -->)
* Speed: <!-- timeBefore -->52.11 seconds<!-- /timeBefore --> to <!-- timeAfter -->20.18 seconds<!-- /timeAfter --> (<!-- timeSaved -->31.93 seconds<!-- /timeSaved --> saved, <!-- deltaTime -->2.6× Faster<!-- /deltaTime -->)
Statistics by [Better Inspector](https://source.ind.ie/better/inspector) based on [the page](https://archive.better.fyi/wired.com.har.gz) as on <!-- lastUpdate -->Monday, May 16th 2016<!-- /lastUpdate -->
## Clean-up rules
Fix the empty space at the tops of pages.
```mson
- trigger:
- url-filter: wired.com
- load-type: first-party
- action:
- type: css-display-none
- selector: div[data-js="leaderboard"]
```
Hide the empty sponsored posts box for blocked Outbrain posts.
```mson
- trigger:
- url-filter: wired.com
- load-type: first-party
- action:
- type: css-display-none
- selector: div[data-outbrain-url]
```
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## Prevalence
<!-- prevalence -->
**High:** found on 2.8% of surveyed sites (131 instances observed).
**High:** found on 2.9% of surveyed sites (126 instances observed).
<!-- /prevalence -->
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## Prevalence
<!-- prevalence -->
**High:** found on 1.8% of surveyed sites (86 instances observed).
**High:** found on 1.8% of surveyed sites (77 instances observed).
<!-- /prevalence -->
## Notes
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## Prevalence
<!-- prevalence -->
**Moderate:** found on 0.7% of surveyed sites (34 instances observed).
**Moderate:** found on 0.8% of surveyed sites (33 instances observed).
<!-- /prevalence -->
## Notes
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## Prevalence
<!-- prevalence -->
**High:** found on 3.1% of surveyed sites (144 instances observed).
**High:** found on 3.2% of surveyed sites (139 instances observed).
<!-- /prevalence -->
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## Prevalence
<!-- prevalence -->
**High:** found on 1.4% of surveyed sites (68 instances observed).
**High:** found on 1.4% of surveyed sites (62 instances observed).
<!-- /prevalence -->
## Notes
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## Prevalence
<!-- prevalence -->
**Moderate:** found on 0.3% of surveyed sites (12 instances observed).
**Moderate:** found on 0.3% of surveyed sites (11 instances observed).
<!-- /prevalence -->
## Notes
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## Prevalence
<!-- prevalence -->
**High:** found on 2.9% of surveyed sites (138 instances observed).
**High:** found on 3.0% of surveyed sites (132 instances observed).
<!-- /prevalence -->
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## Prevalence
<!-- prevalence -->
**High:** found on 1.9% of surveyed sites (89 instances observed).
**High:** found on 1.9% of surveyed sites (85 instances observed).
<!-- /prevalence -->
## Notes
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## Prevalence
<!-- prevalence -->
**High:** found on 3.2% of surveyed sites (152 instances observed).
**High:** found on 3.3% of surveyed sites (146 instances observed).
<!-- /prevalence -->
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## Prevalence
<!-- prevalence -->
**Moderate:** found on 0.6% of surveyed sites (28 instances observed).
**Moderate:** found on 0.6% of surveyed sites (26 instances observed).
<!-- /prevalence -->
## Notes
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## Prevalence
<!-- prevalence -->
**Moderate:** found on 0.9% of surveyed sites (40 instances observed).
**Moderate:** found on 0.8% of surveyed sites (37 instances observed).
<!-- /prevalence -->
## Notes
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## Prevalence
<!-- prevalence -->
**Pandemic:** found on 12.1% of surveyed sites (570 instances observed).
**Pandemic:** found on 12.5% of surveyed sites (547 instances observed).
<!-- /prevalence -->
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## Prevalence
<!-- prevalence -->
**High:** found on 3.9% of surveyed sites (182 instances observed).
**High:** found on 3.8% of surveyed sites (166 instances observed).
<!-- /prevalence -->
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## Prevalence
<!-- prevalence -->
**High:** found on 2.3% of surveyed sites (108 instances observed).
**High:** found on 2.4% of surveyed sites (103 instances observed).
<!-- /prevalence -->
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## Prevalence
<!-- prevalence -->
**Epidemic:** found on 5.1% of surveyed sites (238 instances observed).
**Epidemic:** found on 5.3% of surveyed sites (230 instances observed).
<!-- /prevalence -->
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## Prevalence
<!-- prevalence -->
**High:** found on 1.6% of surveyed sites (74 instances observed).
**High:** found on 1.7% of surveyed sites (74 instances observed).
<!-- /prevalence -->
## Notes
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## Prevalence
<!-- prevalence -->
**High:** found on 2.1% of surveyed sites (100 instances observed).
**High:** found on 2.2% of surveyed sites (95 instances observed).
<!-- /prevalence -->
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## Prevalence
<!-- prevalence -->
**High:** found on 2.2% of surveyed sites (103 instances observed).
**High:** found on 2.4% of surveyed sites (103 instances observed).
<!-- /prevalence -->
## Notes
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## Prevalence
<!-- prevalence -->
**High:** found on 3.3% of surveyed sites (153 instances observed).
**High:** found on 3.3% of surveyed sites (145 instances observed).
<!-- /prevalence -->
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## Prevalence
<!-- prevalence -->
**Moderate:** found on 0.3% of surveyed sites (15 instances observed).
**Moderate:** found on 0.3% of surveyed sites (13 instances observed).
<!-- /prevalence -->
## Notes
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## Prevalence
<!-- prevalence -->
**Moderate:** found on 0.8% of surveyed sites (38 instances observed).
**Moderate:** found on 0.9% of surveyed sites (38 instances observed).
<!-- /prevalence -->
## Notes
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## Prevalence
<!-- prevalence -->
**Pandemic:** found on 18.1% of surveyed sites (850 instances observed).
**Pandemic:** found on 18.4% of surveyed sites (806 instances observed).
<!-- /prevalence -->
## Notes
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## Prevalence
<!-- prevalence -->
**High:** found on 1.9% of surveyed sites (89 instances observed).
**High:** found on 1.9% of surveyed sites (83 instances observed).
<!-- /prevalence -->
## Notes
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## Prevalence
<!-- prevalence -->
**High:** found on 4.0% of surveyed sites (187 instances observed).
**High:** found on 4.0% of surveyed sites (177 instances observed).
<!-- /prevalence -->
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## Prevalence
<!-- prevalence -->
**Pandemic:** found on 12.9% of surveyed sites (608 instances observed).
**Pandemic:** found on 13.0% of surveyed sites (570 instances observed).
<!-- /prevalence -->
## Notes
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## Prevalence
<!-- prevalence -->
**Moderate:** found on 0.2% of surveyed sites (9 instances observed).
**Moderate:** found on 0.2% of surveyed sites (8 instances observed).
<!-- /prevalence -->
## Notes
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## Prevalence
<!-- prevalence -->
**High:** found on 1.3% of surveyed sites (61 instances observed).
**High:** found on 1.3% of surveyed sites (58 instances observed).
<!-- /prevalence -->
## Notes
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## Prevalence
<!-- prevalence -->
**Moderate:** found on 0.6% of surveyed sites (30 instances observed).
**Moderate:** found on 0.7% of surveyed sites (30 instances observed).
<!-- /prevalence -->
## Notes
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## Prevalence
<!-- prevalence -->
**High:** found on 4.9% of surveyed sites (229 instances observed).
**High:** found on 4.2% of surveyed sites (182 instances observed).
<!-- /prevalence -->
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## Prevalence
<!-- prevalence -->
**High:** found on 1.9% of surveyed sites (88 instances observed).
**High:** found on 1.9% of surveyed sites (82 instances observed).
<!-- /prevalence -->
## Notes
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## Prevalence
<!-- prevalence -->
**Epidemic:** found on 5.7% of surveyed sites (270 instances observed).
**Epidemic:** found on 5.9% of surveyed sites (256 instances observed).
<!-- /prevalence -->
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## Prevalence
<!-- prevalence -->
**High:** found on 2.6% of surveyed sites (124 instances observed).
**High:** found on 2.7% of surveyed sites (118 instances observed).
<!-- /prevalence -->
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## Prevalence
<!-- prevalence -->
**High:** found on 1.4% of surveyed sites (68 instances observed).
**High:** found on 1.5% of surveyed sites (65 instances observed).
<!-- /prevalence -->
## Notes
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## Prevalence
<!-- prevalence -->
**High:** found on 4.3% of surveyed sites (202 instances observed).
**High:** found on 4.5% of surveyed sites (195 instances observed).
<!-- /prevalence -->
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## Prevalence
<!-- prevalence -->
**High:** found on 4.6% of surveyed sites (216 instances observed).
**High:** found on 4.7% of surveyed sites (207 instances observed).
<!-- /prevalence -->
## Notes
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## Prevalence
<!-- prevalence -->
**High:** found on 1.9% of surveyed sites (90 instances observed).
**High:** found on 2.0% of surveyed sites (86 instances observed).
<!-- /prevalence -->
## Notes
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## Prevalence
<!-- prevalence -->
**Moderate:** found on 0.1% of surveyed sites (7 instances observed).
**Moderate:** found on 0.2% of surveyed sites (7 instances observed).
<!-- /prevalence -->
## Notes
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## Prevalence
<!-- prevalence -->
**High:** found on 4.5% of surveyed sites (213 instances observed).
**High:** found on 4.7% of surveyed sites (206 instances observed).
<!-- /prevalence -->
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## Prevalence
<!-- prevalence -->
**High:** found on 1.6% of surveyed sites (77 instances observed).
**High:** found on 1.7% of surveyed sites (75 instances observed).
<!-- /prevalence -->
## Notes
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## Prevalence
<!-- prevalence -->
**Epidemic:** found on 5.6% of surveyed sites (261 instances observed).
**Epidemic:** found on 5.5% of surveyed sites (242 instances observed).
<!-- /prevalence -->
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## Prevalence
<!-- prevalence -->
**High:** found on 4.6% of surveyed sites (215 instances observed).
**High:** found on 4.6% of surveyed sites (202 instances observed).
<!-- /prevalence -->
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## Prevalence
<!-- prevalence -->
**Epidemic:** found on 7.5% of surveyed sites (354 instances observed).
**Epidemic:** found on 7.8% of surveyed sites (341 instances observed).
<!-- /prevalence -->
## Notes
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## Prevalence