Miami-Dade May Try Infected Mosquitoes To Battle Zika
The reports that Florida's surgeon general has been notified that Miami-Dade County may try using mosquitoes infected with the naturally occurring bacteria Wolbachia.
The bacteria-carrying mosquitoes provided by the University of Kentucky can infect other, Zika-carrying mosquitoes and hinder the ability for the virus to be transmitted to humans.
The has approved previously the limited use of Wolbachia-infected Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which carry Zika, in the Florida Keys and in California.
The use of these mosquitoes in fighting the spread of disease has been effective in Indonesia and Australia as part of the Eliminate Dengue Program.
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