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How common is malaria?

Malaria is uncommon in the developed world and in temperate regions, but in many areas of the world with a warm, tropical climate it is still very common. Malaria affects hundreds of millions of people yearly. It is a major cause of illness and death in Africa, particularly among young children.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 03 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 14 May 2019
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Category: Dengue fever


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