Burundian YouTube Child Star's Death Spotlights Malaria Epidemic

The death of a six-year-old YouTube star from a malaria epidemic in Burundi has spotlighted the growing challenge of combating malaria in a warmer world, health experts said on Tuesday.Darcy Irakoze - known as Kacaman - who was popular for his comedy performances on YouTube and in local theaters, died on Thursday after contracting the mosquito-borne disease in his home city of Gitega, east of the commercial capital Bujumbura.Neighbors in the tiny central African nation told the Thomson Reuters Foundation that the primary school student had been suffering from fever...

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Published By: VOA Africa - Tuesday, 13 August

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