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No blind eye to malaria 毋忘瘧疾

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.