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The Bug Wars: Fighting malaria

A GlobalPost special report on a deadly, and decidedly global, disease

A mosquito sits on a stick April 9, 2009. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

If you've ever traveled to a malarial region you know the sound: the ominous buzz of a blood-sucking mosquito that may, or may not, be carrying a deadly parasite.

Each year there are an estimated quarter-billion cases of malaria around the world. Close to a million people die from the disease.

But it can be prevented. So where does the fight against this deadly menace stand?

With the reporting of correspondents around the world, "The Bug Wars: Fighting malaria" is a GlobalPost special report that investigates the latest fronts against this disease — from India, Indonesia, Colombia, Mozambique, and South Africa — as well as the most promising treatments that aim to stamp out malaria once and for all.

Yes, like a bug.