March 8, 2021

China’s ‘Mosquito Factory’ aims to wipe out Zika, other diseases

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From Voice of America GUANGZHOU, CHINA— Every week, scientists in southern China release three million bacteria-infected mosquitoes on a 3 km (two-mile) long island in a bid to wipe out diseases such as dengue, yellow fever and Zika. The scientists inject mosquito eggs with wolbachia bacteria in a laboratory, then release infected male mosquitoes on […]