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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTC62H3
Professor
Larry Sawchuk
Semester
Winter

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Article 8About 90 of all malaria deaths in the world today occur in Africa south of the SaharaThis is because the majority of infections in Africa are caused by Plasmodium falciparum the most dangerous of the four human malaria parasites It is also because the most effective malaria vectorthe mosquito Anopheles gambiaeis the most widespread in Africa and the most difficult to control An estimated one million people in Africa die from malaria each year and most of these are children under 5 years oldPeople living in the peripheral areas north or south of the main endemic area or bordering highland areas are vulnerable to highly seasonal transmission and to malaria epidemicsIn areas of stable malaria transmission very young children and pregnant women are the population groups at highest risk for malariaMost children experience their first malaria infections
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