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10 facts on malaria

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Half of the world's population is at risk of malaria

Every year, 3.4 billion people are at risk of malaria. This leads to about 207 million malaria cases (with an uncertainty range of 135 million to 287 million) and an estimated 627 000 malaria deaths (with an uncertainty range of 473 000 to 789 000). People living in the poorest countries are the most vulnerable.

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