Global & Disaster Medicine

Altered fungus can kill malaria-carrying anopheles mosquito


“A fungus – genetically enhanced to produce spider toxin – can rapidly kill huge numbers of the mosquitoes that spread malaria, a study suggests.

Trials, which took place in Burkina Faso, showed mosquito populations collapsed by 99% within 45 days.

The researchers say their aim is not to make the insects extinct but to help stop the spread of malaria…..”

Map of Malaria endemic areas in the world.

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