Researchers use crab shells and silver to halt malaria

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A four-nation team of scientists from India, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, and Italy has recently discovered the promising potential of eradicating malaria using silver and crab shells from Taiwan’s northeast coast.

The study, published in the journal Hydrobiologia on May 11, described the usage of fine-sized silver mixed with crab shell powder rich in chitosan to kill the malaria-causing mosquito Anopheles sundaicus.