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UNM researchers target Zika-spreading mosquito with lemongrass oil

UNM researchers target Zika-spreading mosquito with lemongrass oil

By John Arnold | February 17, 2016
An herbal oil used for cooking and known for its pleasant citrus fragrance could be a potent weapon in the fight against the Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases. Researchers at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center have developed a novel and surprisingly simple technology that uses lemongrass oil to kill mosquito larvae.