Malaria A Neglected Tropical Disease

Malaria … A Neglected Tropical Disease

Malaria is an important global health issue, killing nearly one million people worldwide each year. There is a disproportionate disease burden, since 89% of cases are of African origin, and 85% of deaths worldwide occur in children under 5 years of age of age. Cerebral malaria (CM) is the most serious complication of infection. Malaria, caused by the plasmodium parasite, remains endemic in many Third World countries. 1,600 million people are at risk of infection with malaria worldwide, whilst 396 million people (of which 275 million in Africa) suffers from the disease. The World Health...

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