Despite mosquito resistance, anti-malarial bed nets offer hope

Despite mosquito resistance, anti-malarial bed nets offer hope

Submitted by alvin on Sat, 2016-02-27 12:33 Washington D.C: A team of researchers has found that insecticide-treated bed nets may still help prevent malaria, despite mosquitoes developing resistance towards it.These nets have contributed to the prevention of millions of deaths due to malaria, but in recent years, there has been growing concern that mosquitoes are becoming resistant to the pyrethroid insecticides used on the nets, making them less effective. However, the impact of this resistance on malaria as a public health problem has been harder to demonstrate, for reasons that remain unclear.One possible reason is suggested by the London School of Hygiene