Cambodia reports 7,668 malaria cases in first nine months, down 70pc

Cambodia reported 7,668 cases of malaria in the first nine months of 2020, a 70 per cent drop from 25,499 over the same period last year, Health Minister Mam Bunheng told Xinhua yesterday.

“Among the reported cases, there have been no any deaths,” he said, adding that Cambodia has seen no deaths from malaria since 2018, meaning that the kingdom has achieved zero death from malaria three years earlier than the self-imposed target.

Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease, which is often found in rainy seasons and mostly happens in the forest and mountainous provinces.

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