Coronavirus gives malaria extra bite in African hot spots

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Coronavirus gives malaria extra bite in African hot spots

It’s not the first time an outbreak of another disease led to a rise in the number of malaria infections

Sally Hayden

In her small home in northern Uganda surrounded by the six children she cares for, Acayo Rose, 74, sleeps under a mosquito net she inherited from a dead relative.

“My net has many holes,” said Rose, dressed in a T-shirt with the words “never quit”, as she gestured towards the bedroom in the old, rundown building in Gulu district where she lives. “All the nets have holes.”

Rose has just recovered from malaria, which also infected the two-year-old grandchild she cares for...

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