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11 December 2008

Scary facts about malaria

Malaria kills a child somewhere in the world every 30 seconds.

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  • Malaria kills a child somewhere in the world every 30 seconds.
  • Every year more than 500 million people become severely ill with malaria.
  • 40% of the world's population, mostly those living in the world's poorest countries, are at risk of malaria.
  • Malaria accounts for one-in-five of all childhood deaths in Africa.
  • Malaria is transmitted by female mosquitoes of the genus Anopheles.
  • In some areas of the world, mosquitoes that carry malaria have developed resistance to insecticides, while the parasites have developed resistance to antibiotics – making it increasingly difficult to control the rate of infection and spread of the disease.

 
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