Malaria on the rise in more than 13 countries, experts warn

(CNN)After almost two decades of decline, malaria cases have significantly risen in 13 countries, prompting concern that much more is needed to combat the epidemic.

Many other countries have also seen their numbers either rise or plateau, according to the World Health Organization’s 2018 World Malaria Report, released Monday.
Globally, malaria numbers rose slightly: 219 million cases in 2017, compared with 217 million in 2016.

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