Malaria control measure

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Dr. Reeja Tharu
Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team  on Feb 27, 2017
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Malaria Control Measures

c) Advantages and Disadvantages

The advantage of oil usage is that both the larvae and pupae of mosquito are killed.

The disadvantages of oil usage –

  • Repeated usage may hinder the vegetation growth
  • Cannot be used on drinking water sources
  • Small fishes in the water may be killed
  • Strong winds can break the oil film

Destruction of Adult Mosquitoes:

This method is mostly used in house hold for killing adult mosquitos

Spraying on a systematic scale should be started before commencement of mosquito breeding and continued throught the malaria transmission season.

a) Pyrethrum spray

  • Pyrethrum is prepared from dried flowers of Pyrethrum cinerarifolium plant
  • Pyrethrum extract can be prepared by distillation to give 1% or 2% extract
  • Mosquitoes get irritated and when the come into contact with suspended pyrethrum extract and the respiratory system are clogged and they die due to suffocation immediately.

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camaldina

Thanks for write-pus. Its very informative. You only talked about the treatment of malaria, but what about the treatment/avoidance of the Malaria Relapses, which is very important?

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