Chicken odour 'prevents malaria' research in Ethiopia finds

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Chicken odour 'prevents malaria' research in Ethiopia finds

#1  Postby DougC » Jul 23, 2016 4:12 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-36854781

B.B.C. Article
The smell from a live chicken could help protect against malaria, researchers have found.
Ethiopian and Swedish scientists discovered that malarial mosquitoes tend to avoid chickens and other birds.

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The experiments, conducted in western Ethiopia, included suspending a live chicken in a cage near a volunteer sleeping under a bed net.
Last year malaria killed nearly 400,000 people in Africa, the UN says.
Infection and death rates are declining but health officials are continuing to look for new ways to prevent the spread of the disease.

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Re: Chicken odour 'prevents malaria' research in Ethiopia finds

#2  Postby Briton » Jul 23, 2016 4:18 pm

That's really, I say, that's really something.
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