Could malaria be eradicated?

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The mosquito is the cause of malaria Credit: PA

Dr Tatem added: “Evidence from the data we have examined suggests that a concerted effort to bring an individual country to the point of elimination will likely result in that country maintaining a stable, low malaria transmission rate.

"If this is the case, malaria elimination could proceed at an individual country level, until global eradication is achieved."

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Southampton malaria research

A researcher at the University of Southampton believes the global eradication of malaria could be achieved by individual countries eliminating the disease within their own borders.