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Definition of Bednet

Bednet: Netting which is hung over the bed to keep out mosquitos and other insects. Bednets are an important form of mosquito control and a major modality for preventing malaria. Bednets can be treated with an insecticide. The insecticide may be long-lasting. If it is not, the net needs regular retreatment with insecticide. An insecticide-treated bednet is called an ITN.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=32139
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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