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Number Of Malaria Cases Climb In Venezuela, With Health Care System Collapsing

The Guardian: Malaria rates soar in Venezuela — a nation that had nearly wiped it out
“…Once the Americas’ most malaria-infected country, the disease was almost wiped out between the 1960s and the 1980s. Now, however, while infection rates have been in decline across the rest of the Americas, malaria is exploding in Venezuela and cases are being exported across its borders as people flee conditions in the country. … Venezuela’s rising malaria rates are one of the most visible aspects of growing problems within the country’s health care system, with maternal mortality and cases of HIV and tuberculosis increasing as access to treatment has collapsed…” (Beaumont, 5/21).

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