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Bed Nets Prove Their Mettle Against Malaria

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Science  14 Dec 2001:
Vol. 294, Issue 5550, pp. 2271
DOI: 10.1126/science.294.5550.2271

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ATLANTA-- At a meeting here last month, researchers presented results from a 2-year study showing that the use of insecticide-impregnated bed nets saves many lives, even in areas with intense malaria transmission year-round. A set of 18 papers about the trial will appear in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene next spring.