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India reported almost 3 million fewer malaria cases in 2017, a 24% decrease over the previous year, while cases increased worldwide from 219 million to 217 million, according to the World Malaria Report 2018.(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Sharp decline in malaria in India as cases rise globally: WHO report

By Sanchita Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2018 05:13 PM IST
India’s reduction, the sharpest within a year, now means the country accounts for 4% of the world’s total malaria cases, and is no longer among the world’s top three countries in terms of number of cases (around 8.7 million in 2017).
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