How soap, chairs and clothing could stop mosquito bites -- and diseases

These nets are credited with nearly 70% of malaria cases prevented since 2000.

But despite this progress, the disease continues to kill, and experts believe creative ideas are needed to help those who remain unprotected -- especially when they're away from home.

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Brazil sees sharp rise in yellow fever cases

They said there had been 63 confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne illness so far this year, up from seven in the whole of 2016.

Most of the cases have been in rural areas of Minas Gerais state, a Ministry of Health statement said.

The government has sent two million doses of yellow fever vaccines to the state.

The governor of Minas Gerais has declared a 180-day state of emergency.

What is yellow fever?

§  Caused by a virus that is transmitted to humans by mosquitoes

Mutant mosquitoes 'resist malaria'

If the lab technique works in the field, it could offer a new way of stopping the biting insects from spreading malaria to humans, they say.