What is the mortality rate for malaria?

Updated: Apr 26, 2019
  • Author: Thomas E Herchline, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Malaria is responsible for approximately 1-3 million deaths per year, typically in children in sub-Saharan Africa infected with P falciparum. Populations at an increased risk for mortality due to malaria include primigravida individuals, travelers without immunity, and young children aged 6 months to 3 years who live in endemic areas.


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