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15 april 2010  Busagazi, Uganda - Janet Mutesi and her son sit on their bed with a mosquito net used for preventing malaria. Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease. The disease kills over a million people in the world every year, mostly children and pregnant women. Malaria transmission can be reduced preventing mosquito bites by using mosquito nets and insect repellents, or by mosquito-control measures such as spraying insecticides inside houses and draining standing water where mosquitoes lay their eggs. Photo credit: Benedicte Desrus