There has been an upsurge in the number of malaria cases reported in the sub-region of Lango in northern Uganda due to poor mosquito control, according to health officials. At least 184 of those affected, most of whom were pregnant women and children, were admitted to health centers. The district of Apac, also in Lango, had the highest malaria prevalence in Uganda at 420 per 100,000 people, according to the minister for primary healthcare, Emmanuel Otala. The national prevalence rate is 260 per 100,000 people, almost triple the global rate of 90 for every 100,000 people. (IRIN)

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