A sterile line of Aedes aegypti is developed to fight off arbovirosis

In Brazil, male specimens with defective sperm are created in lab; manufacturing the transgenic mosquito in large scale could integrate coordinated strategies to control dengue, chikungunya, Zika and yellow fever epidemics. Alongside the development of vaccines, the production of genetically modified mosquitoes could become one of the most effective means of combating epidemics of dengue, chikungunya, Zika and yellow fever.

Original published: 2018-08-07 18:37:12 Read the full Sao Paulo News here

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