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Eldorado

Mosquito nets not working as they used to

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Eldorado
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"Research published in Nature Communications shows that insecticide-treated mosquito nets, the mainstay in the global battle against malaria, are not providing the protection they once did—and scientists say that's a cause for serious concern in tropical and subtropical countries around the globe.

"Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets, or LLINs, are credited with having saved 6.8 million lives from 2000 to 2015.

""While an untreated net stops mosquitoes from biting you while you sleep—providing valuable protection—these nets are treated with a long-life insecticide that actually kills mosquitoes that come in contact with them," said Dr. Stephan Karl, a malaria researcher from James Cook University's Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine, and the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research."

Full report at MedicalXpress: Link

"Decreased bioefficacy of long-lasting insecticidal nets and the resurgence of malaria in Papua New Guinea"

Paper at Nature dot com: Link

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spartan max2

Hmm, the article says they were able to rule out insecticide resistance. 

So it's odd the malaria numbers climbed. 

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Jon the frog
4 hours ago, spartan max2 said:

Hmm, the article says they were able to rule out insecticide resistance. 

So it's odd the malaria numbers climbed. 

Maybe it exist some conspiracy theory about mosquito nest like the one that exist about wearing a mask against covid...

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