30 Jul '13, 2pm

Patch makes you "invisible" to mosquitoes @mdteditor

Patch makes you "invisible" to mosquitoes @mdteditor

Mosquitoes are a serious health problem (and genuine pain) around the world. Not only can bites result in painful, itchy marks, their presence can be the harbinger for outbreaks of diseases like malaria and West Nile. The health effects are a persistent and problematic challenge for health officials, both in the US and in third world countries. Kids can be particularly susceptible to mosquito-borne diseases, so it’s also a time-sensitive problem. In fact, malaria kills one child every minute of the day and there were an estimated 660, 000 total deaths attributed to the disease in 2010, according to the World Health Organization . Unfortunately, there are limited solutions to the problem. Bug sprays can be expensive, loaded with toxic chemicals and occasionally inaccessable. Citronella candles don’t always work—and there is the question of access—and other options can be pr...

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