Malaria Prevention, Control Efforts Lead To 70-80% Drop In Disease Cases, Deaths In Latin America, PAHO Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Malaria deaths, cases plunge in Latin America — WHO
“…Across the Americas, increased prevention and control of malaria has led to a nearly 70 percent fall in cases from 1.2 million in 2000 to 375,000 in 2014. Malaria deaths have dropped by nearly 80 percent over the same period, with 89 deaths reported in the region last year, according to latest figures from PAHO, the regional arm of the World Health Organization (WHO) in the Americas…” (Moloney, 11/6).

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