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.