Florida Keys plans killer insect attack on disease-carrying mosquitoes

P. Brinkmann,  UPI,  2020.

The Florida Keys is close to adding a new weapon to help control a mosquito-borne disease — genetically modified mosquitoes that produce dead offspring.

Outbreaks of dengue fever in the Keys in recent years prompted local authorities to consider the genetically modified bugs because the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which spreads that and other diseases, has shown resistance to pesticides.


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