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Although substantial progress has been made in the fight to control and eliminate malaria, the mosquito-borne disease remains a significant public health problem. Roughly 3.2 billion people—almost half of the world’s population—are at risk of malaria, according to the World Health Organization. NIAID is conducting and supporting research to better understand the disease, develop effective alternatives to mosquito control, and create diagnostics, treatments, and a vaccine to prevent infection.

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Last Updated August 16, 2016