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WHO: No 'doomsday,' but malaria fight disrupted by pandemic

The World Health Organization said Monday that the global response to the longtime threat of malaria has taken a hit as the coronavirus pandemic disrupted health services in many countries, leading to tens of thousands more deaths worldwide last year -- as questions remain on the possible fallout this year.

Preparing a malaria vaccine in the Malawi village of Tomali, on Dec. 11, 2019. (Jerome Delay / AP)

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This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, orange, emerging from the surface of cells, green, cultured in the lab. (NIAID-RML via AP)

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