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Today is World Malaria Day 2018: Ready to beat malaria by drones spraying sterile mosquitoes 


prof .DRRAM,HIV /AIDS,HEPATITIS ,SEX DISEASES & WEAKNESS expert,New Delhi,India, profdrram@gmail.com,+917838059592,+919832025033,ON WHATSAPP


 World Malaria Day is observed annually on April 25 since it was first observed in 2007 with an objective to spread knowledge about malaria. The day also recognizes global efforts to control malaria and progress achieved. The theme chosen for this year “Ready to Beat Malaria” highlights the collective energy and commitment of the global malaria community in uniting around the common goal of a world free of malaria. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has set a global target of 2030 to eliminate malaria.

             Beside anti malarial drugs to treat malaria ,preventive measures to use nets during sleep,keeping one home,office,ponds,drains,coolers clean and spray of ilarvacides,Mosquito-packed drones will soon to join fight against Malaria,Dengue,Zika and other deadly diseases.

        Robotics may soon be a critical ally in the fight against disease-spreading bugs, after a successful test releasing sterile mosquitos from aerial drones as part of efforts to suppress the insect that spreads Zika and other diseases.

             The drone-based mechanism overcomes a critical bottleneck in the application of Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) to control insect pests, said the UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which developed the system in partnership with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the non-profit group WeRobotics.

SIT, a form of insect birth control, uses radiation to sterilize male mosquitos, which are then released to mate with wild females. As these do not produce any offspring, the insect population declines over time. However, to be effective, the technique requires the uniform release of large numbers of insects in good condition over a given area. For instance, Aedes mosquitos, responsible for the spread of diseases like dengue or yellow fever, do not disperse for more than 100 meters in their lifetime. They are also fragile, and high-altitude releases by airplanes – often used in the application of SIT for other insects – can damage their wings and legs. The drone-based system overcomes this problem



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