Mosquito army released in Zika fight in Brazil & Colombia

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http://www.bbc.com/news/health-37773274

Scientists are planning to release an army of millions of modified mosquitoes in areas of Brazil and Colombia.

They say the unusual approach is an attempt to provide “revolutionary protection” against mosquito-borne diseases such as Zika and chikungunya.

The mosquitoes are infected with a bug called Wolbachia which reduces their ability to spread viruses to people.

The $18m dollar project is funded by an international team of donors, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

The scheme – which aims to start in early 2017 – is also financed by local governments in Latin America, the US and the UK.

Wolbachia is a naturally occurring bacterium that infects 60% of insect species worldwide, but scientists say it does not harm humans.

The bug does not usually infect the Aedes aegypti mosquito – the species mostly responsible for spreading a host of diseases such as Zika, dengue fever and cikungunya.

But over the last decade researchers working for the Eliminate Dengue Program have found a way to inject the bug into Aedes mosquitoes.

And researchers say small-scale observational trials in Brazil, Colombia, Australia, Indonesia and Vietnam have shown that once released, the modified mosquitoes can cut the spread of dengue to humans.

It has been shown to do the same for Zika and chikungunya in laboratory-based tests.

Dr Trevor Mundel, of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, said: “Wolbachia could be a revolutionary protection against mosquito-borne disease.

“It’s affordable, sustainable, and appears to provide protection against Zika, dengue and a host of other viruses.

“We are eager to study its impact and how it can help countries.”

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the gates mozzie army are ready to fly..

“And researchers say small-scale observational trials in Brazil, Colombia, Australia, Indonesia and Vietnam have shown that once released, the modified mosquitoes can cut the spread of dengue to humans.”

i didnt know they tested here..

“They say the unusual approach is an attempt to provide “revolutionary protection” against mosquito-borne diseases such as Zika and chikungunya.”

playing with mother nature way to much..look at pesticide poisoning if you really want to find a cause..

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5 Responses to “Mosquito army released in Zika fight in Brazil & Colombia”

  1. Question…will these modified mosquito’s still carry other nasty things, such as malaria?
    I’m sure they didn’t in the lab, but…in the lab…they were never in any position to suck blood from a person with malaria & then carry it to someone else…

  2. Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

  3. Good cover for all sorts of scenarios – oops sorry it was an unintended consequence that we killed a few million .
    But being suspicious of the Gates’s loving intentions towards humanity I am more fearful of the intended consequences of the zika scam

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