Malaria!!!

Malaria: In 2016, an estimated 216 million cases of malaria occurred worldwide resulting in approximately 445,000 deaths. Fifteen countries accounted for 80% of global malaria deaths in 2016; all of these countries are in sub-Saharan Africa, except for India. The word ‘malaria’ comes from Italian and literally translates to ‘bad air’ as the disease was associated with swampy areas where the air smelled bad. (http://bit.ly/2GiJ4jc)

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Malaria!!!

In 2015, there were an estimated 214 million malaria cases and some 438,000 malaria deaths. Since 2000, malaria mortality rates have fallen globally by 60%. The word ‘malaria’ comes from Italian and literally translates to ‘bad air’ as the disease was associated with swampy areas where the air smelled bad. (http://bit.ly/1fDL2Wg, http://bit.ly/2dHpAcL)