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2010


10.22

Malaria causes 200,000+ Deaths in India each Year

Beginning in 2001 researchers started examining the cause of death 122,000 people in India.  By the end of their research in 2003 they discovered that 3.6% of deaths were probably caused by Malaria.  Extrapolating this to the greater population of India researchers can estimate that 125,000-277,000 people die of Malaria each year in India.  The researchers’ best estimates hover around 205,000 deaths.  When this number was broken down showed that 85,000 deaths were in children younger than 14, while 120,000 were between the ages of 15-69.

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