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Promising Mosquito Repellent Announcedi
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January 03, 2014 5:08 PM
In many regions of the world, mosquitoes are a seasonal pest. In other regions, they carry serious diseases like malaria. The World Health Organization estimates that almost 630,000 people died of malaria-related causes in 2012, mostly in Sub-Saharan Africa. Now, a group of U.S.-based scientists is working to develop a more effective and less expensive mosquito repellent than currently in use. VOA’s George Putic has more.

Promising Mosquito Repellent Announced

Published January 03, 2014

In many regions of the world, mosquitoes are a seasonal pest. In other regions, they carry serious diseases like malaria. The World Health Organization estimates that almost 630,000 people died of malaria-related causes in 2012, mostly in Sub-Saharan Africa. Now, a group of U.S.-based scientists is working to develop a more effective and less expensive mosquito repellent than currently in use. VOA’s George Putic has more.


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