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Malaria

18 August 2011

Bed net programme questioned

Insecticide-treated bed nets, whose use is being widely promoted in Africa to combat malaria, may paradoxically be linked to local resurgence of the disease, according to a study.

Insecticide-treated bed nets, whose use is being widely promoted in Africa to combat malaria, may paradoxically be linked to local resurgence of the disease, according to concerns raised by a study.

Doctors led by Jean-Francois Trape of the Institute for Development Research in Dakar sought to assess the impact of bednets that were introduced in the central village of Dielmo.

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