Treating mosquitoes may be a new way to fight malaria

A novel strategy targets malaria-causing Plasmodium parasites in mosquitoes

kids with mosquito bed nets

NET PROTECTION  Insecticide-treated bed nets, like this one in Mali, are effective at preventing malaria infection, but mosquitoes are increasingly developing resistance to the chemicals. Antimalarial drugs that target the malaria parasite in the mosquito might one day be a useful addition to the nets.

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