Eight Cambodians have died from malaria so far this year, compared to 37 in the same period last year, a drop of about 80 percent and a sign that the country could soon reach the goal of zero malaria deaths, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday. “I think we are going towards zero malaria deaths,” WHO spokesman Sonny Krishnan said, adding that the distribution of bednets is still the most simple and effective way to decrease the incidence of the disease, which is caused by a parasite transmitted through mosquitoes. “Nothing can beat the distribution of insecticide-treated
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