Malaria More Deadly Than Previously Thought

Dr. Arlene Dent explains that more intervention is needed to combat malaria.
0:52 | 02/02/12

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When people are born and raised in a malaria endemic area. They develop immunity to malaria with repeated infections and over time such that by the time. Individuals are in their adolescence they generally do not have many malaria infections or that was the previous dogma. How -- with this study they did find that more adults are actually dying of malaria. And that was what was surprising compared to what was previously taught and -- What this underestimation. Of the burden of malaria deaths indicates is that. They interventions we have need to be expanded to broader populations including adults and children. And that there's a need for more donations and money to get these interventions especially to sub saharan Africa. Where the greatest burden of malaria deaths this.

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