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  • Malaria is a global disease, endemic in over 100 tropical and subtropical countries. 2.4 billion people live in areas of potential exposure.
  • Malaria is still a major cause of death in these areas. Every year, between 200 and 500 million new cases of the disease are registered, and 1–2 million people, predominantly children, die each year from malaria.
  • Malaria is no longer endemic in most temperate and many subtropical countries, but may occur sporadically or be “imported” (in Europe, 12,000 cases per year!)