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Preventive Monthly Treatment Reduces Severe Malaria Risk in Young Children

Protecting young children from malaria in countries where the mosquito-borne illness is endemic can include preventive drug treatment during the rainy season, when most infections occur.  Now, researchers report that delivering an anti-malaria drug monthly, all year long, dramatically reduces the risk of this potentially lethal disease in infants and toddlers.   Ninety percent of the 219 million malaria cases each year occur in sub-Saharan Africa, where most of the disease's...

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