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World Malaria Day

The massive scale-up of malaria efforts from 2000–2012 saved 3.3 million lives and decreased the number of malaria deaths worldwide by 45% and by 49% in Africa, according to the World Malaria Report 2013. However, malaria killed an estimated 627,000 in 2012, mainly children under five years of age in sub-Saharan Africa. The ever-evolving challenges of drug and insecticide resistance and changes in the malaria landscape require new interventions, new leadership, and new science. CDC, along with WHO and other global partners is committed to developing and evaluating innovative tools, thus contributing to consolidating the gains made in the last decade, continuing to save lives, and securing a malaria-free future for more people than ever before.

Click on these links to Emerging Infectious Diseases articles and podcasts below and learn more about the latest information on malaria.


Severe Malaria Not Responsive to Artemisinin Derivatives in Man Returning from Angola to Vietnam

Short-Term Malaria Reduction by Single-Dose Azithromycin during Mass Drug Administration for Trachoma, Tanzania

Regional Variation in Travel-related Illness acquired in Africa, March 1997–May 2011

Clinical Malaria along the China–Myanmar Border, Yunnan Province, China, January 2011–August 2012

Comparison of Imported Plasmodium ovale curtisi and P. ovale wallikeri Infections among Patients in Spain, 2005–2011

Deadly Outbreaks: How Medical Detectives Save Lives Threatened by Killer Pandemics, Exotic Viruses, and Drug-Resistant Parasites

Common Epidemiology of Rickettsia felis Infection and Malaria, Africa

Severe Plasmodium vivax Malaria in Pakistan

Plasmodium vivax Malaria during Pregnancy, Bolivia

Transition in the Cause of Fever from Malaria to Dengue, Northwestern Ecuador, 1990–2011

Plasmodium falciparum Mutant Haplotype Infection during Pregnancy Associated with Reduced Birthweight, Tanzania

Travel-associated Diseases, Indian Ocean Islands, 1997–2010

The New Global Health

Quantifying Effect of Geographic Location on Epidemiology of Plasmodium vivax Malaria

Mapping Environmental Suitability for Malaria Transmission, Greece

Plasmodium falciparum with Multidrug Resistance 1 Gene Duplications, Senegal

Genetic Analysis of Primaquine Tolerance in a Patient with Relapsing Vivax Malaria

Malaria in Highlands of Ecuador since 1900

Chemoprophylaxis and Malaria Death Rates

Cover of Le Vie d'Italia magazine from 1924


Vector-borne Infections

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