January 29, 2023

Oxitec CEO: This is the worst-case scenario for unleashing genetically modified mosquitoes into the wild

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By Lydia Ramsey From Business Insider Public-health officials are doing everything in their power (and budget) to prevent infectious diseases like Zika, yellow fever, and dengue from spreading. But the bugs that transmit those diseases, specifically the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, aren’t entirely easy to control. So as an alternative to insecticides or other mosquito-killing tactics, […]

Caribbean must work to eliminate mosquito-breeding sites – PAHO

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From Caribbean360 WASHINGTON D.C., United States, Thursday September 11, 2014, CMC – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is urging Caribbean countries to eradicate the breeding sites of mosquitoes that transmit dengue and the chikungunya virus even as it warned of a possible increase in patients suffering from these diseases. Since the start of the […]