Tanzania: The Sandals That Could Keep Spread of Malaria At Bay

by Syriacus Buguzi
The Citizen, 22 May 2017

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A research scientist at the Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) has designed sandals, which are impregnated with chemical agents known as ‘transfluthrin’ that can help people keep away from mosquito bites. After studying the behaviour of mosquitoes for a while now, researchers believes that protecting people’s feet by using the low-cost repellent-treated sandals can provide round-the-clock protection against other diseases such as Dengue, Zika, Chikungunya. Effective and low-cost tools are needed to proactively prevent outbreaks and control infections, scientists in Tanzania say.

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