Maputo (AP) – Approximately 400,000 people die from malaria every year. Fighting against mosquito-borne diseases is mainly Africa it's difficult.
World Health OrganizationWHO) Will release an annual report on malaria control in Mozambique in the afternoon. The World Health Organization warned several years ago that the disease is spreading again after years of fighting.
The latest annual report from the World Health Organization (WHO) shows a slight increase in case numbers. Accordingly, in 2016, approximately 216 million diseases were reported in 91 countries, an increase of 5 million over the previous year. About 450,000 people have died as a result of malaria, most of them in Africa.
About half of the world's population lives in malaria-threatened areas, WHO said. But in affluent Asia and Latin America, prevention and treatment are much better than in Africa. Malaria is transmitted through the bite of Anopheles mosquitoes, which can carry pathogens (so-called plasmodia) on their own.
Malaria causes fever, anemia and often neurological problems. Failure to do so may be fatal.