Cuba Produces Anti-Mosquito Product

Campaign News | Tuesday, 24 October 2006

New weapon in fight against dengue fever

Havana, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) Bactivec, a biological product produced in Cuba, will be used throughout the island against the reproduction of the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, the agent transmitting dengue fever, Granma newspaper reported Tuesday.

Developed by the Cuban company Labiofam, the product rapidly destroys larvae of Culex, Anopheles and Aedes, the latter a dengue and yellow fever carrier.

Bactivec results to fight this insect approved its application in the provinces with most mosquito deposits in the country, the daily states.

Over 62,000 liters of the product have been sprayed by a helicopter from the Revolutionary Armed Forces in this capital and Havana province, as part of the health drive implemented in the island.

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