Researchers use drones to pilot a new tool to fight malaria

Tanzanian drone pilot Khadijah Abdulla Ali (R) flies a customized DJI Agras MG-1S drone next to DJI's Enterprise Product Manager Eduardo Rodriguez during a training flight as part of a test in using drone technology in the fight against malaria, near Zanzibar City, on the island of Zanzibar, Tanzania, October 31, 2019. Picture taken October 31, 2019. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

CHEJU, Zanzibar (Reuters) – Scientists seeking a breakthrough in the fight against malaria have used drones to spray rice fields in Zanzibar – not with traditional pesticides but with a thin, non-toxic film. The fields are typical breeding grounds for the anopheles mosquito – the type that transmits malaria, which the United Nations says kills […]

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