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Malaria

  • In 2010, there were approximately 216 million cases of malaria, resulting in about 655,000 deaths worldwide. Almost half of the world’s population lives in areas where malaria is endemic.
  • In India, the incidence of malaria is thought to be about 2 million cases, with 7% of these cases in Karnataka.
  • Populations that are particularly at risk of morbidity and mortality due to malaria include children, the elderly, pregnant women, and other demographics with compromised immune systems. For these populations, early detection and treatment are critical.