Modified mosquitoes wipe out whole city’s dengue for the first time | New Scientist

Local residents helped release the mosquitoes

Dengue virus has effectively been wiped out in Townsville, Australia, following the release of anti-dengue mosquitoes in 2014.

The Queensland city has recorded zero cases of locally-transmitted dengue in the four years since the modified mosquitoes were released, compared to 54 cases in the previous four years.

via Modified mosquitoes wipe out whole city’s dengue for the first time | New Scientist

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