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Wellcome Trust

P. falciparum Prevalence in Africa

Caption: This map shows P. falciparum malaria parasite prevalence in Africa -- the percentage of children infected with P. falciparum malaria. In low areas (blue) we might see one or two infected children out of every 100, whilst in high areas (red) it might be more than 50. This demonstrates how entrenched the disease remains throughout much of west and central Africa and parts of Southeast Asia.

Credit: Malaria Atlas Project, University of Oxford

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