Tag: DENGUE ALERT

Genetically modified mosquitoes to combat the dengue fever epidemic

The Philippine Department of Science and Technology is considering unleashing genetically modified mosquitoes to combat the dengue fever epidemic. In a roundtable discussion attended by at least 60 Filipino scientists on Monday, scientists from the British-based Oxford Insect Technologies (Oxitec) and the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) proposed […]

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Dengue transmission could be suppressed by infecting mosquitoes with natural virus-blocking bacteria

CANBERRA, Aug. 26 (PNA/Xinhua) — Dengue transmission could be suppressed by infecting mosquitoes with natural virus-blocking bacteria, Australian researchers said on Friday. Professor Ary Hoffman from Australia’s University of Melbourne, and his colleagues announced the results of their experiment, in which they infected mosquitoes with a bacterium called […]

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