Global health R&D at work in Indiana
University of Notre Dame researchers are studying the use of spatial repellents to prevent mosquito-borne diseases. Spatial repellents release chemicals (a common example is a mosquito candle) and can help stop the spread of disease where existing tools such as bednets and indoor residual spraying are not entirely effective. New strategies are needed to avert the more than 50 million cases of dengue and 200 million cases of malaria that occur each year. The project will generate data to inform disease control programs.