WHO declares China malaria-free after 70 years of efforts

WHO declares China malaria-free after 70 years of efforts



The World Health Organization (WHO) declared China malaria-free after a 70 years effort to eradicate the disease.



The WHO announced on Wednesday that China, which used to report 30 million annual cases of malaria in the 1940s, was free of the mosquito-borne infectious disease. The country has not reported a new case since 2017.


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