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Uganda to Breed Malaria Fighting Mosquitoes

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Ugandan Government is instituting an insectarium where research on genetically modified mosquitoes will be conducted as a way of fighting malaria in Africa. The mosquito is designed to quickly spread a genetic mutation that is lethal to its own species.    UVRI entomologist Jonathan …

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Scientists discover how mosquitoes detect human sweat

Washington, United States | AFP |  Scientists have known for decades that mosquitoes are attracted to the lactic acid contained in human sweat, but in the era before advanced genetics, the precise mechanism had remained a mystery. Now, a team of researchers at Florida International University have discovered the olfactory …

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Eradicating malaria

Scientist develop vaccine technique that could block mosquitoes from transmitting disease Kampala, Uganda | WEI-CHIAO HUANG & JONATHAN LOVELL | Is it possible to eradicate malaria? It is a question with which many researchers have grappled, and many ideas have been proposed. The reason malaria has garnered so much attention is …

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Distribution of free mosquito nets reaches Wakiso

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The on-going national Chase Malaria campaign in which free long-lasting Insecticide treated mosquito Nets (LLINs) are distributed, reaches Wakiso this weekend. Distribution of mosquito nets in Wakiso District is set to take place this Saturday January 27, 2018 and will be followed up by …

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Mosquitoes aren’t going away

That’s what 115 years of data tells scientists about battle with malaria Kampala, Uganda | BOB SNOW | Professor of Malaria Epidemiology, Centre for Tropical Medicine & Global Health, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford It’s difficult to accurately measure the number of people who get malaria each year. This …

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Kamuli gets 391,000 mosquito nets

The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has launched a mass distribution of over 390,000 insecticide treated mosquito nets in Kamuli to curb incidents of malaria in the eastern region. The distribution is part of a countrywide effort by the Malaria Control Programme under the Ministry of Health, which commenced in …

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