New Bed Net Developed to Help to Fight Malaria

New Bed Net Developed to Help to Fight Malaria

The study based on a clinical trial in Burkina Faso, West Africa involving 2,000 children and duration for more than 2 years concluded that reduced cases by 12 percent. The study included a new type of net compared to the conventional one. The study is conducted by the collaboration of Durham University (UK), Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (UK), Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Switzerland) and Centre National de Recherche et de Formation sur le Paludisme (Burkina Faso).

The study found that by using the net, the prevalence of the diseases such as malaria can be reduced by 12% and substantially reduced risk of malaria. Also, 52% of the children were less affected by anemia mainly children under the age of 2 years.

The stats from the World Health Organization (WHO) said that cases of malaria were significant decreases after the launch of the millennium and now again the number is increased.

The researchers involved in the study and suggested that the use of net which has used the combination of chemicals mainly the area where mosquito resistance is a problem. The study used the new combination of the pyrethroid and pyriproxyfen. In which pyrethroid is insecticide and kills the mosquitoes and pyriproxyfen shortens the life of the mosquitoes and reduces their ability of reproduction.

This combination has fewer possibilities that mosquitoes become resistant to these chemicals which are applied in the combination to net of bed. These are insufficient but the crucial way to protect people from the attack of mosquitoes. These researchers have emphasized on the affected areas which are mainly facing the problems to resist mosquitoes.

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