World Malaria Rates Drop 20 Percent
29 countries could see disease eradicated
The World Health Organization released data on Monday showing that world malaria rates have dropped 20 percent in the last 10 years. Of 108 countries where malaria is endemic, up to a third could see the disease eradicated in the next ten years. Those countries, however, will likely be the ones where the problem is less intense. The disease shows little sign of slowing in sub-Saharan Africa, where 20 percent of all childhood deaths are malaria related.
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