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Mexico approves dengue fever vaccine

Mexican health authorities have approved the first vaccine for use against the dengue virus, which infects an estimated 390 million people every year.

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 is an infection of red blood cells caused by a single-celled parasite.

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