Genetically Modified Mosquitoes to Be Launched in Florida Keys


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FRIDAY, Aug. 21, 2020 (HealthDay Information) — A whole lot of tens of millions of genetically modified mosquitoes will probably be launched into the Florida Keys to check in the event that they can assist management Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that carry a number of lethal ailments, together with Zika, dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever.

The genetically modified mosquitoes produce feminine offspring that die within the larval stage. Solely grownup feminine mosquitoes chunk for blood, CNN reported.

Within the pilot challenge, greater than 750 million of the genetically modified mosquitoes will probably be launched in 2021 and 2022.

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The plan simply obtained closing approval from native authorities, after being permitted by state and federal officers, CNN reported.

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