STEVE RINGMAN / THE SEATTLE TIMES
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Gates Foundation tackles a giant that preys on Africa's children
The face of the disease | Malaria strikes hardest at young children, such as 5-month-old Mkude Mwishehe, who lies comatose in the regional hospital at Morogoro, Tanzania. Babies often die as a result of fever, anemia and brain damage caused when the mosquito-borne parasites destroy blood cells and clog blood vessels.