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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Malaria Control by Bendiocarb Indoor and Bed-net Spray

Posted by Dr Prahallad Panda on 8:44 AM Comments

Malaria parasite has acquired resistance to many commonly used insecticides. DDT has been banned in several countries. The mosquito has become resistant to gamaxane and permethrin.
 Image of Ring form of Plasmodium Falciparum  via Wikipedia
Bendiocarb, a carbamate insecticide, though voluntarily recalled by its manufacturer for potential toxic effects; if contaminates the water sources etc.; showing good result in Africa as indoor wall spray and use in bed-net.
As seen by the investigators, the transmission of malaria parasite has decreased substantially there. Perhaps it can be used with some precautions in some malaria prone pockets of India.
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