Across the world there are limited tools available for controlling mosquitoes. The two most successful and widely used initiatives are indoor house spraying and the use of insecticide treated bed nets. These target mosquitoes that feed on humans inside their homes and then rest indoors. Hundreds of millions of bed nets have been distributed across Africa in the last 15 years.

But there are no methods that control mosquitoes that operate outdoors. This is a major challenge across the continent. It poses a particular problem for South Africa which has set itself the goal of eliminating malaria by 2018.

http://theconversation.com/mosquito-discovery-sheds-light-on-how-malaria-is-spread-in-south-africa-76533?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Latest from The Conversation for April 25 2017 – 72555513&utm_content=Latest from The Conversation for April 25 2017 – 72555513+CID_811a6ea64475afb9c84832e086daf72e&utm_source=campaign_monitor_uk&utm_term=Mosquito discovery sheds light on how malaria is spread in South Africa

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