Malaria remains a major public health problem in the southeastern African country of Mozambique as Health Minister, Alexandre Manguele, addressing a ceremony commemorating the World Malaria Day said that health units diagnosed a total of 3,924,832 cases of malaria, and recorded 2,091 deaths from the disease, according to a Star Africa report Sunday.
Health officials say that mosquito spraying, a main method in combating mosquitoes, has failed because a large number of people are refusing to allow the spraying teams to enter their property. Millions of insecticide treated mosquito nets have been distributed during the past three years to help in the battle.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) , there were an estimated 207 million cases of malaria in 2012, causing over 600,000 deaths, with 80 and 90% occurring in Africa, respectively. For more infectious disease news and information, visit and “like” the Infectious Disease News Facebook page.