High-Speed Thermal Imaging Helps Researchers Quantify Catnip’s Effect
Online — Mosquitoes are a pervasive problem in tropical regions because they vector deadly diseases such as Malaria and Dengue Fever, as well as the Zika virus, which causes birth defects.
By the end of August 2016, the World Health Organization reported evidence of Zika transmission in 72 countries – 15 of which saw high numbers of babies born with microcephaly and other central nervous system malformations.
Amid the global efforts to control outbreaks of Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases, new efforts are underway to develop natural mosquito repellents that can grow easily in affected regions. Continue reading →