Responding to the emergence of Zika in the US, researchers investigated what type of repellent works best to reduce your odds of a mosquito bite from Aedes aegypti, the mosquito species that spreads the Zika virus.

Scientists from the Department of Biology at New Mexico State University used a wind tunnel and flow-through cage to test how well the mosquito repellents in your backpack or medicine chest work. According to their study, published in the Journal of Insect Science, they tested what products you could use to protect yourself from Zika and other mosquito-borne disease.

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