Regulatory News

Bees, fundamental to the process of pollination, are not affected by an insecticide that is being developed in the United States that targets mosquitoes that transmit diseases such as malaria, dengue, zika and chicungunha. The compound under study by scientists at Vanderbilt University is able to paralyze the female’s kidneys of these mosquito species.

The experimental substance, called VU041, has important differentials. First, it affects only females, which are the only ones that sting. In addition, instead of attacking the nervous system of mosquitoes, it only affects the renal system. Researchers are now preparing to test the aerosol formula.

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