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

b) DDT / Dichloro- Diphenyl

-Trichlorethane:

  • Chlorinated hydrocarbon discovered in 1874 by German scientist Ziedler
  • It is a crystalline coarse white powder with a pleasant apple like smell
  • It is a neurotoxic /nerve poison affecting the nervous system and has residual effect of up to 8 to 10 weeks
  • It is not harmful to humans if carefully handled

Natural methods of controlling

Mosquitoes:

Chemical methods –

  • These methods are done to prevent breeding of mosquitoes and are done by altering the pH of the water by addition of organic substances
  • Fouling clean water by polluting it will sewage and industrial waste water
  • Increasing the salinity of water by adding sea water into fresh water

Physical methods –

  • Removing aquatic vegetation and allowing free water flow
  • Use of herbal plants which will eliminate breeding of mosquitoes
  • Using intermittent irrigation, so that water logging is prevented

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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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