These are the faces that are most likely die from malaria. For every minute that goes by, a child under five years of age dies of malaria.
Malaria has been diagnosed on every continent, but sub-Saharan Africa is the region most afflicted. Dr. Anthony Fauci, who heads malaria research at the U.S. National Institutes of Health, calls the parasitic disease one of the world's worst killers.
“We’ve made substantial progress in a global community way with malaria because there are several countries that predict that by 2015 they will have substantially -- by more than 50 percent and up to 75 percent -- decreased the incidents of malaria. Having said that as the good news, the sobering news is that we still have 660,000 deaths per year from malaria,” Fauci said.
Multiple strategies have been used to fight malaria. Bed nets treated with insecticide protect against mosquito bites. Those infected are treated with drugs early before their disease turns deadly. Pesticides are sprayed to control mosquito populations.
1.afflict vt. 折磨；使痛苦；使苦恼
She has been much afflicted by this sad news.
2.insecticide n. 杀虫剂
This new insecticide kills out most of the pests.
3.parasitic adj. 寄生的（等于parasitical）
Imperialism is monopolistic, parasitic and moribund capitalism.
4.malaria n. [内科] 疟疾；瘴气
Malaria is still rampant in some swampy regions.