Researchers in Brazil have created floating blocks that could be added to stagnant water to suppress the transmission of dengue fever.
Over 40% of the world’s population is thought to be at risk from dengue, according to World Health Organization estimates. It is spread through the bite of the Aedes aegypti mosquito and symptoms include high fever, joint pain and vomiting.
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A photocatalytic process for the eradication of dengue through ˙OH generation in the presence of sunlight and iron oxide
G. V. Pereira, V. A. Freitas, H. S. Oliveira, L. C. A. Oliveira and J. C. Belchior
RSC Adv., 2014,4, 63650-63654