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[afro-nets] Pesticide use for Malaria Control in Africa (4)


  • From: Bill Nesler <sdbc@hur.midco.net>
  • Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2005 03:43:40 -0500

Pesticide use for Malaria Control in Africa (4)
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Yes Isaac, what we are proposing is large area spraying. This is
being done in the US and has been, for the past 60-70 years with
the accompanying disappearance of malaria, yellow fever and
other mosquito borne disease. While outdoor spraying, both by
air and ground, is a major component in any modern mosquito con-
trol project, it is not the only one. Source reduction, lar-
vaciding, public education and, yes, even bednets, are important
components. The methods proposed have never shown any harmful
effects in the US. Why would they in Africa?

Sincerely,

Bill Nesler
mailto:sdbc@hur.midco.net