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WHO warns climate change might influence spread of malaria

Date: 10/12/2023 | Source: Pyongyang Times | Read original version at source

The World Health Organization recently issued a report on the malaria infection situation of last year.

The report said that the number of the malaria-inflected cases in 2022 reached 249 million, or 5 million more than that of the previous year.

In particular, the number increased by 2.1 million in Pakistan afflicted by flood damage and by 1.3 million in Ethiopia where conflicts were aggravated.

More than 90 percent of the infected and the deceased are concentrated in countries south of the Sahara Desert with Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo as the centre.

The death toll is estimated at 608 000.

The WHO warned that climate change might influence the malaria infection situation.

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