Last week we posted a poll about the use of artemisinin tea as a prophylactic against malaria. As of today, 11 of the 7700+ subscribers have voted - all against by the way. Once again we ask you to voice your opinion. After all, there are many that argue in favour of using artemisinin tea as a prophylactic. For years it has been argued that tea is even a much better option than ACTs. So what do you think? Good or bad idea?
Kenya is hot these days, in terms of scientific developments. The reporting of a 'new' mosquito species by Dr. Jenny Stevenson and colleagues has been reported around the world. Yet, it is not clear whether indeed this is a new species or not. Refuted by Dr. Charles Mbogo, president of the Pan African Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA) in a recent press communication, but nevertheless intriguing. Is this a strain that has adapted towards outdoor and crepuscular feeding because of intense indoor-based control methods (IRS and bednets)?
Interestingly, Dr. Mbogo also makes a strong case for focusing on larval control as an add-on or alternative to indoor residual spraying and bednets. Thereby going against the WHO's position statement on larval control. What do you think? We welcome your thoughts.
Enjoy this week's MalariaWorld - the MW team.