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Mosquito bite cream I Fighting the climate crisis

Posted by: The Conversation Global

Date: Monday, 27 January 2020


Editor's note

Mosquitos are responsible for the spread of some of the nastiest diseases, but a skin cream already on the market is proving to be an efficient way of preventing the virus infecting the body. Steven Bryden and Clive McKimmie explain how the cream boosts the body’s anti-viral immune response, stopping mosquito-borne viruses in their tracks.

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