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Is Naled cost-effective to fight against the Zika virus?
 

Is Naled cost-effective to fight against the Zika virus?

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The insecticide Naled has shown incredible potential in reducing Aedes mosquito populations in Miami. However, it also has its own share of drawbacks that may make healthcare professionals skeptical about its widespread usage.
 
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3 Dec 2016 - General
 
I have to know several things from you regarding this topic. In India, diesel mixed with Malathion plus Pyrethrum used for thermal fogging. I dont know what the ratios they are using probably at 1:19 repellant: diesel. This. Process is costly and takes 24000 INR for a single colony and fog stays in air for 5 min only. Some hospital administrations says that fuming not effective to eradicate and is for psychological purpose only. It is dangerous position for asthmatics, children and pregnant wome...
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I looked up the chemical on google and found that it has already been used in the US. However, I still ahve my doubts if this is entirely safe. Spraying this over large expanses of land does not only affect mosquitoes but also other insects, other animals, and even humans. It could affect and even upset the ecosystem, such as killing other insects and even aquatic life, causing unnatural effects that may be harmful both to man and animals in these areas. Also, it is an organophosphate insecticid...
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I think it is cost effective. Just yesterday, they sprayed the whole compound with these white fumes. I believe it is one of the necessary measures to combat mosquitoes regardless of activity of zika and despite its unfavorable effects on humans. According to the World Health Organization, mosquito bites result in the deaths of more than 1 million people every year. There are several diseases that is caused by mosquitoes such as dengue, malaria and yellow fever. During spraying, people should t...
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