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Harvard scientists find a novel way to fight malaria

Apr 25, 2019 18:20 IST

A new research led by the Harvard T.H. Chan School Of Public Health has found a novel way of 'medicating' mosquitoes to fight malaria. The research reveals that atovaquone, the ingredient in medication used by humans to treat malaria, can be absorbed by insects' legs, killing the malarial parasite and preventing transmission of the disease. The ingredient successfully kills the malaria parasite rather than killing the mosquito itself. The study suggests treating your 'bed nets' with the 'anti-malarial', which is a safe and environment-friendly technique to deal with the spread of the disease.

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