The Sindh Malaria Control Program reported 108,262 lab-confirmed malaria cases in 2018, according to a Pakistani media report today.

Fortunately, no fatalities were reported.

The city of Karachi saw 2,400, which was low along with other other urban areas, compared to rural areas in the province.

Malaria is a potentially lethal disease caused by parasites of the genus Plasmodium, which are transmitted to humans by the bite of infected mosquitoes.

Malaria is present in countries concentrated in Africa, Asia and America, and it is estimated that in 2016 there were 445,000 deaths worldwide and 216 million cases, according to WHO data.


Malaria life cycle/CDC
Malaria life cycle/CDC