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Lower Malaria Numbers Reflect Better Estimates and a Glimmer of Hope

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Science  19 Sep 2008:
Vol. 321, Issue 5896, pp. 1620
DOI: 10.1126/science.321.5896.1620b

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According to a new report by the World Health Organization, the number of malaria cases and deaths are down worldwide. But the report's authors say the drop isn't a sign we're winning the battle, just that the methodology of gathering data is better.