January 30, 2023

FLORIDA: Key Haven residents vote against mosquito test

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By Terry Roen Residents of Key Haven voted decisively against a referendum to allow genetically modified mosquitoes to be released in a test to control the spread of Zika virus, while residents of Monroe County voted to approve the test. The vote is non-binding and the district’s board of commissioners will have the final say on […]

US State approves trial for new mosquito control method

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By Nancy Klingener From WLRN Miami The first Florida trial of the Wolbachia bacteria to combat Aedes aegypti mosquitoes has been approved for the Florida Keys. Aedes aegypti are the mosquitoes responsible for transmitting the Zika virus. They can also carry dengue fever and chikingunya. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services approved MosquitoMate’s […]