Mosquito trial takes a bite out of dengue and zika-spreading populations

Mosquito trial takes a bite out of dengue and zika-spreading populations

Updated July 10, 2018 10:32:31 Photo: The Aedes aegypti mosquito spreads diseases such as dengue fever and zika. (Muhammad Mahdi Karim/Wikimedia Commons) Related Story: How mosquitoes without mojo could help stop disease Related Story: Dengue mosquito trial shows signs of success A CSIRO experiment has managed to wipe out more …

Mosquitoes sterilised in bid to help stop the spread of dengue fever, zika virus

Mosquitoes sterilised in bid to help stop the spread of dengue fever, zika virus

Posted April 15, 2018 16:03:09 Australian scientists say the initial results of a project to desex deadly mosquitoes are promising. Researchers have released more than 1 million sterile Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in several communities near Innisfail, south of Cairns, in far north Queensland. The mosquitoes, which are native to Africa, …