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How Ebola sparked malaria death surge

Friday April 24th, 2015

The Ebola epidemic may have caused as many deaths from malaria as from the virus itself in the three stricken African countries, researchers revealed today.

According to an analysis, deaths from malaria increased by more than 10,000 in the three countries, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, last year, because of the break-down of health care.

Another 3,900 people may have died because of the impact on the programme to roll out insecticide-treated malaria nets.

Nearly 9,000 people had been recorded as dying from Ebola by February of this year.

The analysis was reported in The Lancet Infectious Diseases before World Malaria Day tomorrow (April 25).

Researcher Dr Patrick Walker, of Imperial College, London, UK, said: “Our predictions highlight the true magnitude of the humanitarian impact caused by the Ebola epidemic.

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Friday April 24th, 2015

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