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.

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