World Health Organisation
Korea, Democratic People'S Republic of


Cite as

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea takes very seriously the threat that poses vector borne diseases to the world. Being a country affected by malaria, we know what it represents to manage and prevent infections related to them. With half of the world population at risk, accounting for 17% of all infectious diseases and killing around 700,000 humans each years, these diseases must be contained. They are caused by pathogens transmitted by other animals, mostly blood sucking insects such as mosquitoes, ticks, mites, fleas, louses or flys. Because it affects poor countries, their health system are overwhelmed. Malaria only, kills more than 700,000 people annually. Because all of South-East Asia ...