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Insecticide-resistant mosquitoes challenging Gates malaria efforts

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Mike Urban
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A child with cerebral malaria.

The World Health Organization has long been worried over reports that mosquitoes were increasingly resistant to chemical-treated bed nets, a mainstay in the Gates Foundation-led, worldwide campaign against malaria.

Now, a study from Senegal raises doubts over Gates’ plant to beat malaria, blaming mosquitoes’ growing resistance to insecticide.

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Larry Johnson has been a journalist for more than 30 years and worked 11 of those years with Tom Paulson as the national/foreign editor at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspaper. Johnson’s award-winning writing has appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers, and he has traveled in more than 35 countries, covering Iraq for the PI in 1999, 2002 and 2003. A collection of his work, “Looking for Trouble, Dispatches from the Middle East, Asia and Central and South America,” was published in 2008.