British scientists breed Zika-preventing mosquitos

A team of British scientists based in the UK and South America have developed a type of mosquito, which could be used to eradicate the Zika virus by limiting the reproductive ability of the disease-carrying insects.

Oxitec, the company which has been developing the treatment, have bred male Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes which pass on faulty genes, meaning that if they manage to mate with Zika-infected females, the offspring won’t be able to reproduce, halting the spread of the disease.

-More at RT


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