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Cuba, China to Jointly Produce Larvicide (China)

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Cuba and China have signed an agreement for China to finance a production project in Cuba to produce large-scale quantities of a larvicide called Bactivec. This larvicide helps combat dengue fever outbreaks, and Cuba has been looking to boost its own domestic production of Bactivec. China also will sell Cuba 6 million doses of Bactivec under the deal, and donate 500,000. Dengue fever is spread through the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, and up to 20 percent of patients may die from it. (Click here for more

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