Malaria: The Less Happy Story

Despite a 47% decline in global malaria deaths since 2000, new research by University of California, San Francisco researchers have found malaria prevalence is rising in 2 high-transmission sites in Uganda. The authors are concerned that other high-transmission rural areas in Africa may have similar increases.
During the 2-year surveillance study, Grant Dorsey and colleagues provided 24-hour medical care and long-lasting insecticidal nets to 755 children and families. Despite this, malaria incidence increased in the 2 high-transmission sites.
The Quote: “It’s important to tell the less happy story that we have not yet seen advances in more rural areas, including at least two sites in Uganda, where transmission has been historically high,” Dorsey said.


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