A motorbike with insecticide being sprayed from the back
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Insecticide sprayer for hard-to-reach communities

A crucial element in the fight against insect borne diseases like dengue fever 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 converted into a mobile insecticide sprayer that can reach those hard to get to areas.

Ben Tavener reports.

  • 11 May 2015
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