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Progress Has Been Made In Containing Malaria, More Needs To Be Donei
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April 25, 2013 12:59 AM
Malaria once afflicted people in nearly every country on the planet. Insecticides and eradication campaigns over the past century have contained this mosquito-borne parasitic disease to fewer than 100 countries. Yet in those mainly tropical countries where malaria is still prevalent, it kills more than half a million people each year, most of them children. VOA's Carol Pearson looks at the progress that's been made in controlling this devastating disease -- and the work still to be done.

Progress Has Been Made In Containing Malaria, More Needs To Be Done

Published April 24, 2013

Malaria once afflicted people in nearly every country on the planet. Insecticides and eradication campaigns over the past century have contained this mosquito-borne parasitic disease to fewer than 100 countries. Yet in those mainly tropical countries where malaria is still prevalent, it kills more than half a million people each year, most of them children. VOA's Carol Pearson looks at the progress that's been made in controlling this devastating disease -- and the work still to be done.


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