Merck, KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany's cross-business effort to stem the tide of Zika in Latin America
In light of the ongoing Zika virus epidemic in Latin America, Merck, KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany is in close contact with governments and militaries of Brazil and Colombia to support and discuss possible alternatives on prevention. We are further investigating the effectiveness of IR3535, our insect repellent, in a variety of settings. Merck, KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany's Performance Material and Government Affairs teams are coordinating with the army to monitor their tests with DEET and IR3535. IR3535, in other studies, has been shown to be the best indication for pregnant women due to its reduced allergy effects.