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(added on 2010/04/23)

No blind eye to malaria 毋忘瘧疾

©2010 SpatioEpi.com
Data source: World Health Organization (WHO)
Map created by CUHK SpatioEpi Group

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Malaria poses a major public health threat in South-east Asia. The map shows the population (in millions) exposed to malaria in 2006. As depicted by the graduated colours, more people are at risk to malaria in Indonesia and Vietnam. Separately, the size of the net symbols reflects the number of mosquito nets available in each country in the same year. Proper use of the nets is an effective vector control measure which protects people from the bite of infected mosquitoes at night.

瘧疾是東南亞國家的主要公共衛生問題。地圖顯示二零零六年受瘧疾威脅的人口數目,以不同顏色代表嚴重程度。相對同一區域中的其他國家,印尼及越南有較多國民於瘧疾流行的區域居住。此外,格網符號顯示同一年各國擁有的蚊帳數目。適當地使用蚊帳是有效的媒介控制措施,減少人類於晚間被蚊子叮的機會,從而達致預防感染。