VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE — At least 655 000 people died of malaria out of 216 million cases in Africa in 2010 due to increased breeding of mosquitoes as a result of warm temperatures and increased rainfall in some parts of the continent, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has said.

The organisation released the information at the ongoing second session of African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology in Victoria Falls yesterday.

WMO said there was need to carry out malaria mitigation strategies by African countries to reduce the death toll.

Source: News Day