The Fight to End Malaria
Malaria is a devastating disease spread by mosquitos that has been estimated to kill half of all people that have ever existed. But there is good news- in the past 15 years, deaths from malaria have dropped from 839,000 to 438,000. Sub-Saharan Africa is affected the most by the disease, but the continent has seen a 40% decline in malaria rates. Majority of the prevention is due to wider distribution of bed nets that prevent bites while sleeping. These numbers make researchers hopeful that malaria might be ended within our lifetime.
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