WHO: New Guidance On Insecticide-Treated Mosquito Nets

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Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

World Health Organization issued new global guidance for the use of insecticide-treated mosquito nets to protect people from malaria.

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For the first time, WHO recommends that insecticidal nets be long-lasting, and distributed either free or highly subsidized and used by all community members.

Impressive results in Kenya, achieved by means of the new WHO-recommended strategy, show that free mass distribution of long-lasting insecticidal nets is a powerful way to quickly and dramatically increase coverage, particularly among the poorest people.

Previously, WHO

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