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Arbovirus Infections clinical trials at UC Health
1 in progress, 0 open to new patients

  • Spatial Repellents for Arbovirus Control

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    Dengue viruses are the most medically important arthropod-borne pathogens worldwide, with transmission occurring in most tropical and sub-tropical regions. An estimated 390 million infections occur yearly. Although, there are considerable ongoing efforts to develop a vaccine, vector control remains the only option for reducing dengue virus (DENV) transmission and disease burden. The recent emergence of Aedes-borne Zika (ZIKV) and Chikungunya viruses (CHIKV) highlight need for novel vector control tools. The goal of this project is to determine the efficacy of a spatial repellent (SR) product (active ingredient transfluthrin) for reducing contact between household residents and vector mosquitos and as a result reduce DENV, ZIKV, and/or other Aedes-borne virus transmission. Henceforth the investigators will designate the combined risk of Aedes-borne dengue, Chikungunya, Zika virus transmission by (DCZV). Spatial repellency is used here as a general term to refer to a range of insect behaviors caused by airborne chemicals that reduce contact between people and disease vectors. This can include movement away from a chemical stimulus, and interference with host detection (attraction-inhibition) and/or feeding response.

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