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Number of African children dying from malaria approaches a million a year

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7541.570-a (Published 09 March 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:570
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    The number of deaths from malaria each year among African children aged under 5 years has risen to 900 000, a new report estimates.

    Furthermore, mortality from the disease could be much higher, because of poor or non-existent data from vast areas of the continent, says the report, published online ahead of print publication on 28 February in the International Journal of Epidemiology (http://ije.oxfordjournals.org/, doi:10.1093/ije/dyl027).

    Between 700 000 and 900 000 children in sub-Saharan Africa aged under 5 years died of the disease in 2000, accounting for …

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