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New mosquito net technology to combat insecticide resistance

A new type of mosquito net which combines two classes of insecticide has been shown to kill resistant mosquitoes that survive exposure to standard pyrethroid-treated nets. The authors of the study describe the findings as a breakthrough in the development of new types of long-lasting insecticide treated nets, which can meet the challenge of malaria [...]

Scientists prove you can avoid malaria by sleeping with a chicken

For the first time, scientists have shown that malaria-transmitting mosquitoes actively avoid feeding on certain animal species such as chickens, using their sense of smell. Odours emitted by species such as chickens could provide protection for humans at risk of mosquito-transmitted diseases, according to a study in Malaria Journal.Researchers found that Anopheles arabiensis, one of [...]