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It is a potentially important breakthrough in the battle against a disease that killed 435,000 people in 2017, the majority of them children under five in Africa.(Shutterstock)

Study finds potential new weapon in fight against malaria

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse, Tokyo
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2019 11:32 AM IST
Their research shows the drug works on mosquitoes, killing the malaria parasite in the insects and preventing it from being transmitted.
The use of insecticide-treated bed nets has helped to cut deaths from malaria over the years.(Shutterstock)
The use of insecticide-treated bed nets has helped to cut deaths from malaria over the years.(Shutterstock)

The new weapon in the malaria fight is a more effective bed net

Reuters | By Reuters, London
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2018 10:34 AM IST
To counter the malaria threat, scientists have developed a novel bed net incorporating a chemical called piperonyl butoxide.
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