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Malaria fighters’ latest chemical weapon may not last long



A solution of clothianidin and another insecticide is sprayed on the walls of a home in Rwanda.PHOTO: © BAYERAn insecticide about to be widely deployed inside African homes to combat malaria-carrying mosquitoes is already losing its punch. Two years ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) gave the green light for clothianidin, long used in agriculture to kill crop pests, to be added to the current mainstays of indoor mosquito control, which are losing their effectiveness as the insects… Malaria fighters’ latest chemical weapon may not last long