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Ecotoxicology in malaria vector control

Environmental health is an under-studied aspect of the One Health approach, despite being equally important to human, animal and plant health. Now, a study, aiming to redress this imbalance, shows the potential ecotoxicological effects of treating cattle with insecticide to control mosquitoes that spread malaria.

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Fig. 1: Dung beetles at work on an African savannah during the rainy season.

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Forbes, A. Ecotoxicology in malaria vector control. Nat Sustain 7, 694–695 (2024). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-024-01342-6

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