HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Key to tackling malaria may lie in bed nets for adults and older children

fectious mosquito. After a brief sojourn in the liver, it grows and reproduces very rapidly in the blood, leading to symptoms including fever, anaemia and even death. The parasites can be retransmitted to another mosquito if it feeds on an infected person.

The researchers showed that use of the nets can greatly reduce the number of mosquitoes that survive repeated encounters with protected humans. Also, by preventing the mosquitoes feeding on humans, the nets can divert them to feed on other mammals which do not host the malaria parasite, reducing the number of humans bitten and of mosquitoes carrying the parasite.

Dr Killeen and colleagues acknowledge that the financial implications of promoting net use by all age groups across malaria-endemic Africa will be significant, in the order of the total investments in health care in Africa excluding HIV.

"Fully subsidising enough nets to achieve 50% coverage would cost at least $1 billion, with ongoing recurrent costs of a similar magnitude," he says. "While we need to maximize subsidies for expanded target groups, we also need to ensure those receiving little or no subsidy can buy this essential public health commodity if they wish to."

Dr Killeen is keen to stress his support for the existing personal protection targets for vulnerable groups specified by the Millennium Development Goals and Roll Back Malaria: "The targets of the existing programmes are very worthy in themselves and we remain fully supportive of their continued prioritisation. We need to cover as many young children and pregnant women as possible without forgetting that even partial coverage of entire communities can provides greater and more equitable protection to everyone.

Co-author Patrick Kachur from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention emphasizes that this is an achievable goal: A number of African countries are making progress towards the existing targets and should be supported to at
'"/>

Contact: Craig Brierley
c.brierley@wellcome.ac.uk
44-207-611-7329
Wellcome Trust
2-Jul-2007


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Leicester researcher to lead global team tackling carbon time-bomb
2. Novel approaches to tackling obesity, cancer and MRSA
3. Transgenic goats milk offers hope for tackling childrens intestinal disease
4. Gene discovery opens door to tackling disease
5. Edible fish feasts beats malaria
6. Identified mechanism in the malaria parasite to help it adapt to infected individuals
7. CRESIB coordinates an international consortium to fight malaria caused by Plasmodium vivax
8. Largest synthetic gene ever built offers insights into anti-malarial drug resistance
9. MIT-led team uncovers malaria mechanism
10. Vaccine hope for malaria
11. Antibody-based therapies effective at controlling malaria

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/17/2016)... , March 17, 2016 ABI ... intelligence, forecasts the global biometrics market will reach ... impressive 118% increase from 2015. Consumer electronics, particularly ... embedded fingerprint sensors anticipated to reach two billion ... Dimitrios Pavlakis , Research Analyst at ...
(Date:3/15/2016)... , March 15, 2016 Yissum Research ... the technology-transfer company of the Hebrew University, announced today ... remote sensing technology of various human biological indicators. Neteera ... $2.0 million from private investors. ... on the detection of electromagnetic emissions from sweat ducts, ...
(Date:3/14/2016)... HANOVER , Allemagne, March 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... http://www.apimages.com ) - --> - ... ) - --> ... les solutions biométriques, fournit de nouveaux lecteurs d,empreintes ... lecteur LF10 de DERMALOG sera utilisé pour produire ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:5/20/2016)... , ... May 20, 2016 , ... Kablooe Design, a ... companies, today announced its official 25th anniversary of the business. “We have worked hard ... grateful to our customers for the privilege and honor of serving their product design ...
(Date:5/20/2016)... ... 20, 2016 , ... The recent recall by Costco and Trader Joes of ... on May 12, 2016(1), demonstrates the need for faster and more cost effective bio-threat ... PathSensors, Inc. , PathSensor’s latest solution uses a biosensor technology called ...
(Date:5/19/2016)... British Columbia , May 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... Global Innovations Inc. (AGI), based out of ... added Greenlane Biogas Ltd. to its existing portfolio ... contract manufacturing agreement. AFS along with its sister ... (ABT) is a vertically integrated industrial group that ...
(Date:5/19/2016)... ... 19, 2016 , ... KCAS Bioanalytical and Biomarker Services, a ... Large Molecule & Biomarker Bioanalysis. , Dr. Siddiqui has more than 15 years ... preclinical and clinical safety programs. “We’ve seen significant demand for, and we are ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: