In the Fight Against Zika, Insecticides Hit a ‘Dead End’

By JACOB BUNGE and BETSY MCKAY
Wall Street Journal – Jan. 5, 2017

Health workers have a thinning arsenal of insecticides capable of killing mosquitoes that carry Zika and similar viruses as the Southern Hemisphere’s summer begins and as outbreaks persist in other areas.

One reason: Eliminating disease-carrying mosquitoes is a niche business with costly barriers to entry.

“We may be hitting a dead end,”…

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