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Challenges in Malaria vector control; is the use of DDT the best option?

Tanzania Medical Students’ Association (TAMSA)
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Malaria is an infection caused by a protozoan parasite of the genus Plasmodium; four species of which infect human beings, the most common being Plasmodium vivax and most deadly being Plasmodium falciparum. The Anopheles mosquito serves as Plasmodium’s delivery system, or vector. Only female mosquitoes can transmit it since males don’t take blood meals. Anopheles mosquitoes bite mainly during night time hours and early hours in the morning (IDRC, 2008).

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