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Zika Virus: Personal, Household and Community Protection

How might we better repel mosquitoes, prevent their spread and keep them out of our homes, schools and workplaces?

Common techniques, like mosquito repellent, require frequent reapplication and emit unpleasant odors. Many homes also lack screens. Urban communities have challenges eliminating (or covering) standing water. An even bigger challenge with the mosquitoes that transmit Zika is that they can live in urban environments and are active during the daytime.  

How might we better repel mosquitoes, prevent their spread and keep them out of our homes, schools and workplaces? For ground level insights to inform your ideas, check out the Zika submissions in our Research phase. Our focus must shift beyond individual-level protection to household, school and workplace protection.

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Design and develop a mosquito-shaped drone that emits a frequency and scent that repels mosquitos; collect real-time mosquito density data

Design and develop a mosquito-shaped drone that emits a frequency and scent that repels mosquitos; collect real-time mosquito density data

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Beautiful, practical, mosquito repellent plant fiber to combat Zika and change communities globally

Beautiful, practical, mosquito repellent plant fiber to combat Zika and change communities globally

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