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Congo battles 'completely shocking' resurgence of malaria

Malaria is already the single biggest killer in Congo, with nearly 200,000 people dying annually, and now the trend is worsening. At one clinic in Katanga province alone, nearly 25,000 people were treated for malaria last year - more than triple the number in 2009.

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Hundreds of graves of children fill the largest cemetery in the city of Lubumbashi. Malaria is one of the world's leading killers of children and Congo is facing a baffling resurgence of the disease.

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A mother tries to calm her young son who is suffering from malaria at a hospital in Lubumbashi.

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A mother holds the hand of her young son who is suffering from malaria and is hooked up to an IV drip at a hospital in Lubumbashi.

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Jeanne Mbwisha sits with her daughter Seraphine Musomeka, recovering after a blood transfusion to treat severe malaria at a hospital in the city of Lubumbashi, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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A nurse fixes the IV drip of a young boy suffering from malaria at a hospital in Lubumbashi.

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Seraphine Musomeka recovers after a blood transfusion to treat severe malaria at a hospital in Lubumbashi.

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A priest baptizes a child in a river outside Lubumbashi, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Many Christian sects in the Congo refuse blood transfusions, creating problems for malaria treatment.

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A priest baptizes a child in a river outside Lubumbashi.

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Priests baptize the faithful in a river outside Lubumbashi.

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A priest baptizes a child in a river outside Lubumbashi.

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A choir sings as a priest baptizes the faithful in a river outside Lubumbashi.

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A woman is overcome and in a trance after a priest baptized her in a river outside Lubumbashi.

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