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Cameroon: Mosquito-proof Housing As Malaria Transmission Antidote

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or several years, bednets and insecticide spraying have served as priority weapons in the fight against malaria transmission across Africa. However, the defiant vampire vectors and malaria parasites in their mad quests for survival have regularly altered tactics, formulating resistance to insecticides and even drugs to maintain their claim on human lives.


Now, a group of researchers from the UK is proposing an additional antidote ā€“ mosquito-proof housing. The combat strategy, developed by the non-profit Architecture for Health in Vulnerable Environments Institute, or ARCHIVE is hinged on the premise that screening homes against mosquitoes can significantly slash vulnerability to malaria infection.
 
 

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