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It contributes to poverty; in Africa alone, costs of illness, treatment, and premature death from malaria are at least $12 billion per year. Almost half of the population at risk of malaria lives in forest areas. Prevalence and Epidemiology of Malaria in Nigeria: A Review 11 International Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Biosciences V4 I8 2017 Malaria remained the leading cause of death in Nigeria with approximate 227,645 deaths in Malaria continues to be a major health problem in more than 100 endemic countries located primarily in tropical and sub-tropical regions around the world. Malaria’s toll would be much higher without the efforts of CDC and other global partners. Because malaria cases are seen relatively rarely in North America, misdiagnosis by clinicians and laboratorians has been a commonly documented problem in published reports. Sci. There were an estimated 881 000 malaria deaths during 2006, of which 91% were in Africa and 85% were of children under 5 years of age (WHO, 2008). Malaria caused an estimated 207 million cases and 627,000 deaths in 2012, mostly young children in sub-Saharan Africa. However, malaria may be a common illness in areas where it is transmitted and therefore the diagnosis of malaria should routinely be considered for any febrile person who has Article; Google Scholar