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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)

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?


Bill Nesler