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New Bug Spray Stronger Than DEET Could Save Lives

CNN: A bug repellent that could save lives
“When is bug spray more than just bug spray? When it’s a compound that, according to researchers at Vanderbilt University, is thousands of times stronger than DEET, works on many different insects and could very well save lives. Scientists at the school say they’ve developed just such a repellent. Known merely as VUAA1 for now, they say it works not just on mosquitoes, but also ants, flies, moths, and a host of other bugs that, at best, are a nuisance and, at worst, carry deadly diseases like malaria…” (Gross, 5/5).