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No respite in malaria cases

Cape Verde: Capital’s malaria cases continue. The Plasmodium falciparum malaria outbreak in the capital Praia reported in early August shows no sign of tapering, with 40 more confirmed cases in the most recent reporting week (taking the yearly total to 343 with one death). The WHO’s review of the current situation cites concern that, among other local issues, ‘vector control measures appear to be at its weakest point.’ Read more