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Pestilence is larger than expected (understated) and on the rise…

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Malaria deaths in India 13 times UN’s estimate, study finds

New Delhi – Malaria kills 205,000 people in India annually, a figure more than 13 times higher than UN estimates, research released Thursday said.

The study, published in the Lancet medical journal, raised doubts about the total number of malaria deaths reported worldwide. The UN’s World Health Organization (WHO) estimated 881,000 malaria deaths per year globally, of which 91 per cent occur in Africa and about 15,000 occur in India.

‘This low estimate should be reconsidered as should the low WHO estimate of adult malaria deaths worldwide,’ the study, published online, said.

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