Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, July 3rd, 2001
Malaria-carrying mosquitoes in those regions feed primarily on cattle before biting humans, and people often share their homes with livestock. In a study reported in The Lancet, cases of the disease in a refugee settlement in Pakistan where malaria was rampant dropped from one in four people every year to one in 100 people a year when insecticide was sponged onto cows instead of sprayed indoors. Elsewhere, in settlements where malaria was not so rife, cases...
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