Bed nets don’t stop all mosquito borne diseases

Aedes aegypti in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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Some blood sucking insects prefer to bite during the day….the ones that give you dengue fever virus for example, so bed nets are less useful. Some researchers are working on ‘curtain technology’ , sounds good doesn’t it. Not making sure you get the right track to hold up your curtain but curtains with insecticide impregnated to stop and repel mosquitoes coming in through house windows and doors.

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I am a lecturer and research scientist in the Faculty of Health and Medicine at Lancaster University. I have spent my career studying relationships between humans, insects, microbes and parasites. I am increasingly interested in the relationship between art and science and use my background in science research to develop collaborative arts projects. View all posts by Sandflyman

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