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Mosquitoes Modified to curb dengue

Scientists have discovered a recent breakthrough in the prevention of the spread of dengue fever, caused by mosquito bites. The latest discovery limits the spread of mosquito population, especially dengue-carriers. A series of tests were conducted in the laboratory before releasing the genetically-modified breed of mosquitoes. The study was successful as the resistant mosquito was proven to be more advantageous in reproduction compared to the ordinary ones. The Australian scientists were able to release 140,000 genetically modified resistant mosquitoes in some isolated areas in northeastern part of Australia. It was found that 90-100% of mosquito population in the wild were resistant mosquitoes.

Source: EmpoweredNews.net

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