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Paraguay celebrates the Day of Malaria with Zero Frequency

April 25, 2019, 12:41Asunción, April 25 (Parsa Latina) Paraguay celebrates Malaria Day with a zero incidence of this disease, according to official reports.

After Cuba, this nation is the second in Latin America to be certified without this disease, the results it intends to maintain with the implementation of an adequate strategy for diagnosis, treatment, research and response, the Ministry of Health informs.

The commitment of all participants in society is to avoid the indigenous transmission of malaria, the source of the information agency in Paraguay said.

This country reached its certificate in June 2018 at the IIth World Malaria Forum held in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Since then, health authorities say incidents of this disease are not reported among the local population.

The event promoted by the World Health Organization (WHO), which this year brings the motto "Malaria Zero Starts With Me", aims to raise governments' awareness of the need to develop and implement health policies that will eliminate this disease in the world

Malaria or malaria is caused by parasites of the genus Plasmodium that are transmitted to humans by a bite of female mosquitoes of the Anopheles genus.

According to WHO data, the disease kills one child every two minutes and over 200 million new cases are reported each year.

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