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Cambodia Reports 1 Malaria-Related Death In 2016; Number Of Reported Cases Down 53% Compared With 2015

VOA News: Cambodia Reports Just One Malaria Death in 2016
“Cambodia has reported only one death from malaria in 2016, down from nearly 400 a decade ago. Huy Rekol, director of the National Center for Parasitology, Entomology and Malaria Control (CNM), said the figures showed a drop of 53 percent in overall reported malaria cases compared with 2015, from 51,262 to 24,237 last year. Rekol said the patient who died of malaria in 2016 contracted the blood disease in Thailand and was brought to Cambodia for treatment…” (Narin, 2/9).