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Author: Rebecca Riffkin, AAAS MemberCentral Associate Editor

Every three hours 225 people, many of whom are children , die of malaria. That is someone every 45 seconds, which means that by the time you have watched this audio slideshow, eight people will have died, according to the WHO World Malaria Report 2009. But we have ways of stopping malaria. Simple solutions like mosquito nets prevent people from being bitten by mosquitoes, the carriers of the disease. And there are medicines to treat malaria, if those infected can afford them. But malaria is a bigger problem.