Category Archives: Tropical disease

Bed nets don’t stop all mosquito borne diseases

Aedes aegypti in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Image via Wikipedia

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.


Bed In at the Bluecoat Liverpool UK

The project ‘Bed Nets Not Bombs’ is part of the John Lennon Tribute Bed-In at the Bluecoat in Liverpool, England.

The aim of the art performance by Drs Rod Dillon and Viv Dillon, which takes place on Saturday November 13th, is to entertain, promote debate and inform people about the money spent on warfare in contrast to the money that could be spent on positive peace processes that would result in enhancing world security. We will use simple imaging and playful action to inform people about the massive epidemics of tropical diseases spread by insects. In particular how the simple, effective use of a bednet can save countless lives by preventing people from being bitten by infectious insects whilst asleep at night.