Published On: Mon, Jul 16th, 2018

Veterinary medicine can prevent outbreak Zika

A simple veterinary medicine that is used against ticks, for example, seems to help against the outbreak of diseases such as Zika and Malaria.

If 30 percent of the population in tropical areas receives a single dose of the veterinary medicine, this can reduce the number of illnesses by up to 97 percent. Scientists from TropIQ Health Sciences wrote this, a spin-off from Radboudumc.

The medicines do not prevent people from getting infected, but ensure that the transmitters of the disease - stinging mosquitoes - die quickly after a blood meal.

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