Global & Disaster Medicine

Colombia is said to have made progress on what could be an innovative way of controlling the disease. A tropical disease specialist at the University of Antioquia states scientists there had successfully bred a mosquito that was resistant to Zika, dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever.

NY Times


“…..To create the strain, Dr. Vélez infected mosquitoes with bacteria that block the insects from picking up the virus. When the mosquitoes breed with ones that are susceptible to the disease, their progeny are shielded.

“The results are encouraging,” Dr. Vélez said, citing a recent pilot project near Medellín in which 80 percent of mosquitoes were rendered unable to transmit Zika…….”


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