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After 10 years the myth of Crotalaria spp. plantation as a means to prevent dengue fever remains alive

For decades, the controversial method of planting of Crotalaria spp. to attract predatory dragonflies and control insect vectors has been under debate.

However, a recent study performed by researchers from BRC elucidate the reasons why dragonflies are not attracted by Crotalaria and, therefore, it cannot not be considered as an efficient method for vector control.

 

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