Sterile Insect Technique

UN mosquito sterilization technology set for global testing, in battle against malaria, dengue

With more than half the world now at risk from mosquito-transmitted dengue fever, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), the UN has taken the lead on a global effort to eradicate the disease – and many others – by measuring the impact of releasing millions of sterilized pests across several continents, it announced on Thursday.

Tests of nuclear “pest control” for Zika mosquito forthcoming

A decision on when to start field trials of a nuclear technique to stop the spread of the Zika virus will be made next month.

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