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Insecticide-treated Bed Nets to Combat Malaria in Older Children and Adults

... found that sleeping under insecticide-treated bed nets might protect older children and adults from malar...onal guidelines recommend providing subsidised bed nets for young children and pregnant women in order to achieve over 80 percent coverage in these high-ris...

Insecticide and Repellent Combo Effective in Eliminating Malarial Mosquitoes

... addition of their respective properties. Mosquito nets soaked with this mixture had a lethal power and ir...efficacy equivalent to that of deltamethrin. The nets treated with the two mixtures in the laboratory were subsequently tested in field trials, in the ric...

Effective Treatment for Malaria Control

...tive measures that consists of insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) and intermittent preventive therapy (IPT) with the malaria drug sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine. Feiko ter Kuile, M.D., Ph.D., of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, England and colleagues evaluated data to assess whether increas...

Laura Bush in Senegal for Anti-HIV/AIDS, Malaria Campaigns

...med at funding pesticide spraying, handouts of bed nets and provision of anti-malarial drugs. Malaria remains a leading killer worldwide, claiming more than one million lives every year, most of them in Africa. The mosquito-borne illness is the number one cause of death in children under the age of fi...

Malaria Claims 25 Lives in Assam

...oldiers with specially designed medicated mosquito nets and insect repellents as a precaution against malaria," an army commander said. In the last five years, at least 50 army and paramilitary soldiers in Assam have died of the disease....

Afghan Children Fall Victim to a Disfiguring Disease

...chines are also effective and much cheaper. Bed nets impregnated with insecticide are being distributed... sandflies spreading leishmaniasis. But only a few nets are being distributed compared with the number needed. "The ministry is battling to get funds and...

Family Planning Initiatives Central To Reducing Child Mortality in Developing Countries

...hydration therapy and insecticide-treated mosquito nets are not expensive. Yet, many mothers and children lack access to these lifesaving measures"....

Multinationals Exploit Groundwater Sources, and People Suffer

...600 acre-feet would gross $5,380,451,712. If Nestl nets one-fifth of what that water sells for, it would make over $1 billion a year. But it will pay the community a despicably measly 000087 cents per gallon for the water it takes from McCloud's springs. Interestingly while Nestl maintains the rights to...

CMPMedica Adds Oncology Search Engine to SearchMedica.com

...onsumers. The same search on SearchMedica Oncology nets fewer than 75,000 results from credible sources of reliable medical information. Results are organized into categories that help oncology professionals quickly find the information or other resources they seek and can also be prioritized by publicati...

Kerala Government Sanctions Funds for Chikungunya-affected Districts

...0 to procure fogging machines, medicines, mosquito nets and other requirements. The Central Government has already granted 40 million rupees to the affected districts in Kerala. Over 40 people have died of the disease, while over 7,000 are admitted to hospitals, mainly in Pathanamthitta and Kottayam d...

Malaria Claims 25 Lives in Assam

...oldiers with specially designed medicated mosquito nets and insect repellents as a precaution against malaria," an army commander said. In the last five years, at least 50 army and paramilitary soldiers in Assam have died of the disease. Source-IANS/V...

Bed Nets - A Formidable Weapon Against Malaria In Africa

.... One life," the campaign aims to send 500,000 bed nets to Liberia and Rwanda over the next two years. UNICEF has agreed to distribute the bed nets. Bed nets can reduce the rates of malaria say experts. UNICEF studies suggest that proper use of insecticide-t...

Electronic Mosquito Repellents Fail to Prevent Malaria Transmission

...hould be used. For example, insecticide-soaked bed nets kill female mosquitoes on contact or repel them from the house during the biting hours, from dusk to dawn.” While also in agreement with the review’s conclusion, Nirbhay Kumar, Ph.D., professor of molecular microbiology and immunology at the Johns ...

Global Fund Provides $68M for HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria Programs in Cameroon

... TB and distributed 18 million insecticide-treated nets to families across the country. Source-Kaiser Family Foundation/B...

Incidence of Malaria Has Come Down, Says Economic Survey

...accessible areas. Use of insecticide treated bed nets is being promoted for personal protection. Besides, the use of larvivorous fish in stagnant water collection is being encouraged for control of mosquito breeding. In 2005, India had reported 1.82 million malaria cases of which 963 were fatal. Exp...

Whirling Disease Causes Culling of Thousands of Trout

...orth Branch of the Potomac. The fish being held in nets until large enough for release, had apparently picked up the parasite from wild trout in the river. The department has asked that those catching fish follow certain precautions to reduce the possibility of spreading spores of the harmful organism. ...

RVF Outbreak Kills 148 in Kenya

...enyans to avoid contact with animals, use mosquito nets and exercise basic hygiene. The World Health Organisation has said a dilapidated infrastructure in the worst hit areas would make treatment difficult and feared the disease would spread quickly. A similar outbreak in 1997-1998 killed hundreds of ...

Experts Warn Against Raw Milk Following Rift Valley Fever Outbreak in Kenya

... 'They are supposed also to sleep under mosquito nets during the night as the viral responsible for the infections are usually transmitted from livestock to humans by mosquitoes, just like malaria,' he stressed. So far an outbreak of RVF has killed nearly 80 people in neighboring Kenya over the past ...

Gates Foundation Pledges $3 Million to Fight Malaria in Africa

... to procure and distribute insecticide-treated bed nets through the Measles Initiative. The Initiative, ...Prevention, has emerged as a major supplier of bed nets to some of the neediest countries in Africa. “We are delighted that so many individuals are now in...

UNICEF Provides 1,000 ITNs to Help Combat Malaria Outbreak in Jamaica

...NICEF has provided about 1,000 insecticide-treated nets (ITN’s) to the Jamaican Ministry of Health to help control the recent outbreak of malaria in the country, the// Caribbean Media Corporation reports. UNICEF was scheduled to provide a total of 3,000 ITNs by the end of 2006, according to Marion Bull...

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