70 000 mosquito nets for Limpopo

Hhokomela will distributes mosquito nets as a measure to combat malaria in Limpopo province.The nets were given by music legend and malaria ambassador Yvonne Chakachaka of Africa Foundation.

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Mosquitos on diet drug lost appetite for human blood

Aedes aegypti

Following early stage of research in trying to combat mosquito borne diseases like malaria,yellow fever and zika,a team of researchers at Rockefeller University in New York may have find the way to get rid of those blood thirsty insects

The team led by Ms Duvall conducted the research by feeding human diet drug containing saline to Aedes Aegypti species of female mosquitos,and were impressed by the outcomes.The results showed that their appetite for human blood plummeted following administration of drug.

“Even though the effects are not permanent and won’t eradicate mosquitos,the idea is a good one as it comes naturally to them”Explained Ms Duvall

BBC health

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