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Remarkable drop in malaria death rates

Malaria deaths, which claimed the lives of over 1300 people in South Africa since 2000, have dropped by almost a half globally, but Ebola threatens to reverse some gains.


Malaria has been recognised as a disease for thousands of years. Descriptions of the disease date from as far back as 1700 BC in China, and 1570 BC in Egypt.

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