Increased number of cases: WHO presents malaria report


Maputo (AP) – Approximately 400,000 people die from malaria every year. The fight against mosquito-borne diseases is difficult, especially in Africa.

The World Health Organization (WHO) will present a new annual report on the control of malaria in Mozambique this afternoon. The World Health Organization warned a while ago that the disease is spreading again after many years of conflict.

The latest WHO annual report again showed a slight increase in the number of cases. Approximately 216 million illnesses from 91 countries were married in 2016, five million more than the year before. About 450,000 people died of malaria, most of them in Africa.

According to the World Health Organization, about half of the world's population lived in areas with a malaria risk. In rich Asia and Latin America, preventative measures and treatment are significantly better than in Africa. Malaria is tolerated by the bite of Anopheles mosquitoes, which can carry pathogens – the so-called plasmids – by themselves.

Malaria causes fever, anemia, and often neurological problems. If untreated, it can be fatal.

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