Fighting the bugs: the insecticide sprayer for hard-to-reach communities

BBC World News

RIO DE JANEIRO — A crucial element in the fight against insect-borne diseases like dengue fever or malaria is the use of insecticides to kill the bugs that transmit the illness. However, many communities that are affected by dengue fever are inaccessible to heavy-duty spraying equipment.

Engineers in Brazil have come up with one possible solution. It is called Motofog: a motorbike-mounted mobile insecticide sprayer that can reach those hard-to-get-to areas.

As well as a string of locations across Brazil, Motofog is also now being used in countries in Africa and the Caribbean.

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