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Fight against malaria in Africa hots up

07 Nov 2019

The researchers, led by Bart Knols from Radboud University in The Netherlands, plan to sample the larvae and the mosquitoes in the fields before, during and after spraying it with the silicone-based liquid, Aquatain AMF, to test its impact. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) 90% of all malaria cases occur in sub-Saharan Africa.

Malawi has used drones to map mosquito breeding sites but the researchers in Zanzibar say preventing pupae and larvae from attaching themselves to the surface of the water takes the malaria fight to the next level.

 

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