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Progress Against Malaria Made Globally, But Challenges Continue To Complicate Control Efforts

U.S. News & World Report: Malaria Cases, Deaths Fall Globally, Multi-Drug Resistance a Looming Concern
“Aggressive efforts to combat the spread of malaria worldwide have had a substantial effect on reducing the incidence of the disease, but approximately half the world’s population is still at risk for contracting malaria, and more than a billion people are at high risk for malaria infection worldwide. … According to [a Kaiser Family Foundation fact sheet], strains of malaria that are resistant to multiple drugs have been found in Africa, Latin America, the western Pacific, and Southeast Asia, and mosquitoes in Africa, Latin America, the eastern Mediterranean, Southeast Asia, and the western Pacific have shown signs of resistance to insecticides…” (Levy, 4/11).

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