World Malaria Day 2011

Apr 23, 2011 | Voice of America

Some 3 billion people, about half of the world's population, are at risk of contracting malaria, especially those living in developing countries. Malaria infects more than 500 million people per year and kills nearly 800,000. The disease is most prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa, but it also afflicts Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and occasionally, parts of Eastern Europe.

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