Public health

The six-legged enemy

Print edition : September 30, 2016

A municipal employee spraying insecticide to repel mosquitoes, at a slum in Mumbai on February 17. Photo: Arunangsu Roy Chowdhury

An August 1976 photograph of a field-worker collecting mosquitoes by suction in a tube. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

Malaria control in India is seriously affected by the fact that the knowledge once gained through painstaking research and fieldwork by entomologists is ignored.
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