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insecticide-treated bed net

Predicting the impact of insecticide-treated bed nets on malaria transmission: the devil is in the detail

November 26, 2009 - 11:41 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Weidong Gu, Robert J Novak
Malaria Journal 2009, 8:256 (16 November 2009)

This study highlights that increased ITN coverage led to significant reduction in risk exposure and malaria incidence only when treated nets yielded high killing effects. It is necessary to test efficacy of treated nets on local dominant vector mosquitoes, at least in laboratory, for monitoring and evaluation of ITN programmes.

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