Young children remain primary victims of malaria

October 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/21/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 9, p892
Academic Journal
The article underscores that young children still remain as primary victims of malaria. A report by the World Health Organization identified that about 247 million are estimated to have been infected with this disease, which continues to kill about 900,000 yearly, particularly children under five years of age. It also mentions that this disease remained endemic in 109 countries, including Africa in which only 3% of children in need have access to artemisinin-based combination therapy.


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