Malaria spreads to a third of the world’s population

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More than a third of mankind is at risk of contracting malaria. We’ve been
told this for years but now it’s been proved: an international team has just
published a map which shows, region by region, the risk of contracting the
disease. As part of the Malaria Atlas Project, Professor Robert Snow and his
colleagues have gathered together data on 87 countries. They have also
studied the climatic parameters, in particular the temperature and humidity
levels required for the presence of the anopheles mosquito, the vector of
plasmodium falciparum. Malaria affects more than two billion people across the world. In total, the disease claims more than 2 million lives every year. And in sub-Saharan Africa alone, it causes the deaths of more than 3,000 children every day.

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