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Malaria 'kills 1.2m people annually'

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New research suggests malaria kills twice as many people around the world as previously thought. The study. funded by the Bill Gates Foundation and published in The Lancet, says more than 40% of victims are older children and adults, challenging the belief that the vast majority of deaths occur among the under fives.

Richard Horton, the journal's editor said that, although the numbers were high, they were coming down


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