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Do parasitic infections affect children differently than adults?

Parasitic infections can be far more serious for children than adults. For example, malaria causes as many as 1 million deaths per year, mostly of children in sub-Saharan Africa. Parasitic infections can also stunt a child's development, both mentally and physically.

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