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12:00 AM, May 24, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:40 AM, May 24, 2019

Algeria, Argentina free of deadly malaria: UN

Algeria - the nation where malaria was discovered - is officially free of malaria, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, making it the third African country to eliminate one of the world’s leading killer diseases. With no recorded cases of malaria in three consecutive years, Argentina was also declared malaria-free - the second country in the Americas after Paraguay in 45 years to wipe out the disease, which kills more than 400,000 people a year.

 

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