New Repellents Without DEET Show Promise in Tests on Humans, University of Florida and United States Department Of Agriculture (USDA) Study

Published: May 28, 2008

NT Times -- Researchers have found several new mosquito repellents that appear to work more than three times as long as DEET.

DEET — or N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide — has been used for 50 years and is still the gold standard. But new repellents are always needed because the threat from mosquito-borne diseases like malaria, yellow fever, West Nile virus and Rift Valley fever is growing.

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