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How big a problem is Malaria?
There were an estimated 655,000 malaria deaths in 2010. Approximately 86% of malaria deaths globally were of children under 5 years of age.
There were an estimated 216 million episodes of malaria in 2010. Approximately 81%, or 174 million (113–239 million) cases, were in the African Region, with the South-East Asian Region accounting for another 13%.
Malaria can kill within 24 hours of symptom onset
Details are available for each malaria endemic country on the WHO website.
Source: 2011 World Malaria Report