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After reporting a significant decline in malaria cases from 2015 through 2017, Philippine health officials have seen a resurgence in the mosquito-borne parasitic infection in 2018.


Through Nov. 16 this year, Palawan has reported 4,162 cases (some 300 cases higher than last year), with the town of Rizal accounting for 65 percent of the total (2,718).

One death has been reported.

The Philippines experienced a 80 percent decline in malaria cases from 2003 to 2011 (43,441 in 2003 to 9,642 cases in 2011) and believe they are still on target to be free of malaria in coming years.

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