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India’s hidden malaria burden

The World Health Organization (WHO) may be vastly underestimating the number of deaths from malaria in India, according to a report appearing in The Lancet today. Currently, the WHO pegs India’s malaria death rate at 15,000 per year. The authors estimate that the figure is actually thirteen-fold higher, somewhere between 125,000 and 277,000 deaths per year; their best estimate is about 205,000 deaths per year. 

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