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Holidaymakers urged to protect themselves against mosquito-borne diseases


With long haul travel on the rise, holidaymakers are being urged to take precautions to prevent bites in order to protect themselves from mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue and Zika when they travel. The Bug Off! campaign is run by ARCTEC at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Among those backing the […]

ARCTEC creates a buzz about insect repellents in the run up to Rio Olympics


Holidaymakers are being urged to use insect repellents and wearable tools to protect themselves against bites and the diseases they can spread as part of the third annual Bug Off! campaign from our insect control product testing facility, ARCTEC. The Zika virus outbreak in Brazil and ongoing public health emergency in the country has led […]

ARCTEC experts look at science behind Zika in free online course


The Zika outbreak in Brazil and suspected links with microcephaly and other neurological disorders is an ongoing public health emergency. In response, a new, free online course looking at the science behind the outbreak has been developed by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in partnership with ARCTEC (Arthropod Control Product Test Centre). Join […]

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Inside ARCTEC’s subterranean mosquito lab


As you walk through the streets of Bloomsbury in London, you wouldn’t notice that thousands of mosquitoes are in hidden vaults beneath your feet. ARCTEC’s Sarah Kelly took Vice Motherboard on a tour of the facilities and revealed what work they are doing to protect us against mosquitoes and other insects.