Three more people in East Lombok regency have died of malaria since Friday, bringing the total number of deaths in the current outbreak to nine. Two of the three latest deaths occurred in the subdistricts of Sekarwangi and Ijobalit, while the other death was in neighboring Pijot subdistrict.
With bird flu we almost forget that a small outbreak of - for example - malaria kills more people than bird flu has done in entire Indonesia up to date. This also goes for many other diseases. Don't forget that and put it in perspective.