20 Million Infected Mosquitoes to be Unleashed on Fresno

20 Million Infected Mosquitoes to be Unleashed on Fresno

It sounds like the bizarre plot of a grade B sci-fi movie.

Beginning in 2013, the Aedes aegypti species of mosquito came to California and began to become pervasive.

This type of mosquito is also known as the yellow fever mosquito. It carries and transmits such serious diseases as Zika, yellow fever, dengue and chikungunya.

Conventional mosquito control methods haven’t proven effective against the Aedes aegypti mosquito. So scientists have stepped up their research to find a new way to fight them.

The old adage, fight fire with fire, holds true in this case. Researchers have developed a way to use other mosquitoes to carry bacteria that will combat the new species that is causing so many problems.

On the next page learn the innovative approach that may offer a high-tech way to fight mosquito-borne illnesses worldwide.

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