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Malaria

David A. Warrell, Janet Hemingway, Kevin Marsh, Robert E. Sinden, Geoffrey A. Butcher and Robert W. Snow

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.070802_update_001

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Malaria

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According to WHO’s World Malaria Report for 2010, there were an estimated 216 million cases of malaria worldwide in 2010 with 655 000 deaths, 5% fewer than in 2009 and 26% fewer than in 2000. Africa accounted for 81% of the cases and 91% of deaths; 86% of the deaths were in children aged less than 5 years. Malaria remains endemic in 106 countries. Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burkina Faso, Mozambique, Ivory Coast, and Mali account for 60% of malaria deaths....

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Subjects: Medical Microbiology and Virology ; Infectious Diseases

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