Coronavirus UK Updates: Concerns mosquito nets will not reach those in need amid pandemic

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Mosquito net distribution in Africa could help halve the number of deaths from malaria during the coronavirus outbreak, researchers say.

There are concerns that activities to control malaria, such as distributing insecticidal nets, may suffer as a result of the pandemic.

Imperial College London’s Covid-19 Response Team estimates that malaria deaths could more than double in 2020 compared with 2019 if activities are disrupted.

In a study published in Nature Medicine, the researchers estimate the impact of disruption of malaria prevention activities and other core health services under four different Covid-19 epidemic scenarios.

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