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Ovicidal Larvicidal (OL) Trap

Researchers from the Department of Science and Technologys Industrial Technology Development Institute saw that going down to the source of the vector could effectively decrease the number of dengue-carrying mosquitoes. After several laboratory studies, the researchers were able to prove this indeed. The number of Aegis aegypti mosquitoes went down after breeding places were treated, signaling the decrease of dengue cases too.

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