Research proposes repellent/insecticide combination to fight malaria

After 15 years of research findings on efforts to fight malaria, a researcher has proposed a combination of insect repellents and insecticides to combat malaria scourge.

Michael Boots, a University of California, Berkeley, professor of integrative biology, who worked with his colleagues at Exeter University in the United Kingdom on the project, disclosed this on Monday in San Francisco, United States of America.

Boots said the finding suggested that the combination therapy would extend the lifetime of the available insecticides and, paradoxically, evolve mosquitoes with greater aversion to the repellent.

Read More...

Tags: