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World Health Organization: The number of malaria d

Release time:2017-10-20  source:http://www.szdsen.com/news/3.html

        According to the World Malaria Report 2014 issued by the World Health Organization on 9 December, the number of malaria cases worldwide has steadily decreased since 2000, and the number of malaria deaths has declined dramatically. The report estimates that there will be about 198 million malaria patients and 584,000 deaths worldwide in 2013. For the first time, zero-infection cases of malaria have been reported in Azerbaijani and Sri Lanka. Eleven countries, including Argentina, Egypt and Iraq, continue to maintain zero-infection cases. The number of countries moving towards the goal of eliminating malaria worldwide is increasing. From 2000 to 2013, the number of people receiving rapid malaria detection, effective treatment and the use of insecticide-treated mosquito nets to prevent malaria increased significantly, the report said. Among them, in 2013, half of the population at risk of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa had used insecticide-treated mosquito nets. Data show that the global malaria mortality rate dropped by 47% between 2000 and 2013, with mortality in Africa, which accounts for 90% of all malaria deaths worldwide, falling by 54%. However, the report also said that millions of people around the world still lack malaria detection and treatment measures, and that prevention and treatment of pregnant women, infants under 5 years old and children is progressing slowly. In addition, there is a lack of data on artemisinin-resistant malaria and malaria transmission in some countries in South-East Asia, which hinders global efforts to reduce the burden of malaria. Malaria is an acute infectious disease caused by Plasmodium, which is mosquito bites. Its unique symptoms are intermittent cold and fever. Without timely treatment, malaria can cause death by destroying the blood supply to vital organs.