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Cambodia sees 54 pct drop in malaria cases last year

Xinhua, February 9, 2017 Adjust font size:

Cambodia reported 23,630 malaria cases in 2016, a 54-percent decrease from the 51,260 cases in the year before, according to the National Center for Malaria Control.

The disease killed 1 person only last year, remarkably down from 10 deaths in the year before, said the press release of the center on Thursday.

It added that the incident rate was 1.51 out of 1,000 people last year and the annual fatal rate was 0.01 out of 100,000 people.

"The figures show that Cambodia is on the track to eliminate malaria cases by 2025," it said.

The Southeast Asian country launched last year a 142-million-U.S.-dollars, five-year plan to eliminate the death from malaria by 2020 and set a target to wipe out all malaria cases by 2025.

Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease, which is often found in rainy seasons and mostly happens in forest and mountainous provinces.

To prevent the disease, people living in malaria-prone areas need to sleep under insecticide-treated mosquito nets all the time. Enditem