How science could wipe out disease-carrying mosquitoes and save lives

Elliot, JK,  Global News,  2018.

Mosquitoes kill hundreds of thousands of people every year by spreading disease in tropical areas. They’re also the worst part of many cottage weekends and camping trips in North America. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Scientists are developing two methods for eliminating mosquitoes that carry disease, which could be deployed sometime within the next 15 years.  The first, dubbed the sterile insect technique, could be used to kill off disease-carrying mosquitoes in urban areas.