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December 01, 2020 - The Guardian (Nigeria)

Malaria killed 409,000, infected 229m persons in 2019, says WHO

Malaria killed 409,000, infected 229m persons in 2019, says WHO
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Nigeria has highest cases, deaths globally with 23% Malaria killed 409,000 and infected 229 million persons in 2019, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) latest report on the disease published yesterday.

According to the report, Nigeria has the highest burden of malaria in the world, accounting for 23 per cent of all cases and deaths globally in 2019. Nigeria led 11 countries that, together, accounted for approximately 70 per cent of the world’s malaria burden in 2017. Others are Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, India, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Uganda and United Republic of Tanzania.

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