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Published On: Fri, Jan 25th, 2013

Zimbabwe records over 10,000 malaria cases so far in 2013

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With the peak malaria season in the African nation starting in February, Zimbabwe has already reported more than 10,000 cases of the mosquito borne parasitic disease, malaria, according to a Bernama report today.

National malaria program manager, Dr. Joseph Mberikunashe said that continuous rains in the country has led to excessive mosquito breeding. In Zimbabwe, the peak malaria season is from February through April.

Public education, vector control and indoor residual spraying programs have been stepped up, strategies that have led to lower malaria cases across the country.

Zimbabwe recorded at least 328,000 cases last year, which resulted in 214 deaths.

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