Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Global Malaria burden

Here's an article from the Guardian newspaper about some recent revisions to the number of people estimated to die from malaria each year.

Malaria deaths country by country: how many are there?
What we thought we knew about Malaria deaths is wrong: the reality is much, much worse. See what the new detailed data says.
Whilst the good news is that the current estamted total number of deaths is still down from a high of nearly 2 million people per year, the bad news is that it nearly doubles some other estimated figures. The discrepancy largely comes about from a difference in adult deaths.

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