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  • HOW CAN MOSQUITOES BE CONTROLLED?

    Mosquitoes around the home can be reduced significantly by minimizing the amount of standing water available for mosquito breeding. Residents are urged to reduce standing water around the home in a variety of ways.

  • HOW CAN I PROTECT MYSELF FROM MOSQUITO-BORN DISEASES?

    The best way is to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.This can be accomplished using personal protecting  while outdoors when mosquitoes are present. Treated bed nets should be used sleeping. Mosquito repellent should be used when outdoor.

  • WHO ARE AT RISK?


    Nearly half of the world’s population is at risk of getting malaria. Pregnant women are particularly at risk of malaria. Children under 5 years are at high risk of malaria.
     

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KENYA FAILS MALARIA TARGETS AS MOSQUITOES GET CLEVER

 
Kenya has missed its 2017 malaria elimination target with experts warning that mosquitoes have upped their tricks of survival. For example, around Valentine's period, malaria experts meeting in Nairobi were discussing how mosquitoes at the Coast might have turned the lovers' week into a feeding orgy.
 
Denied of a human blood meal by extensive use of toxic bed nets at the Coast, researchers say mosquitoes have learnt to hunt their prey down to the most unexpected moments.
 
One such trick to catch young romantics, explained Dr. Lydiah Kibe of Kemri-Wellcome Trust, Kilifi, is to waylay young men as they go out hunting for their Valentines early in the night.
 
Today's mosquito, the researchers said, is no longer waiting indoors for humans to retire in bed but has developed complicated outdoor hunting and feeding skills. This he said to have complicated malaria eradication previously planned for 2017 but now moved to an unspecified date in the future.
 
Credit: Gatonye Gathura
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