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WHO: Malaria Deaths, Cases Plunge in Latin America

Malaria deaths and cases across Latin America have plunged in recent years, with Brazil, Honduras and Paraguay, showing most progress in combating the parasitic mosquito-born disease, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has said. Across the Americas, increased prevention and control of malaria has led to a nearly 70 percent drop in cases, from 1.2 million in 2000 to 375,000 in 2014. Malaria deaths have dropped by nearly 80 percent over the same period, with 89 deaths reported...

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