Scientists Are Getting Closer To Wiping Out Mosquitos

They're revealing details about an experiment in China where sterilized female Asian tiger mosquitoes were released to infect males on two isolated islands with a foreign bacteria. After two years, the wild mosquitoes were nearly all killed off.

A researcher at Michigan State University co-authored the study and calls the findings promising. But he says the approach may not work in an emergency because it could take a month for the mosquitoes to die which means they can still transmit disease.

It would also cost a lot of money and require millions of mosquitos to be set free for the process.


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