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Covering the mosquito-borne disease malaria

Though U.S.-based journalists may not see malaria as a local threat, public health experts urge journalists to get up to speed on covering the disease, because it is a global threat and it is showing up in more often in U.S. hospitals.

Infectious disease topic leader Bara Vaida has written a tip sheet that covers the history of malaria, efforts to eradicate it, how it infects people and some of the symptoms. She includes a list of story ideas for reporters and links to some background reading and news.

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