Although a growing number of infants were born with microcephaly after the release of genetically modified mosquitoes
, this is merely a casual occurrence.
CHICAGO, Dhu-AlQa'dah 02, 1437, August 05, 2016, SPA -- The United States has taken another step toward clearing the way for a trial of genetically modified mosquitoes
in Florida as a way of reducing populations of mosquitoes that carry Zika, according to Reuters.
It includes the staged introduction of genetically modified mosquitoes
that lack a gene drive.
NNA - Genetically modified mosquitoes
designed to limit the spread of the Zika virus will likely soon be unleashed in the southern United States, as the federal government said today it decided to permit a field test in the Florida Keys.
Kieny said there had been a discussion on innovative methods such as using genetically modified mosquitoes
to stop the outbreak.
GENETICALLY modified mosquitos
could be released across Brazil in a scheme developed by British scientists to beat the Zika virus.
These promising nonvaccine tools fall into several categories: vector control using genetically modified mosquitoes
, development of new and better insecticides, and community-wide nonpesticide-based source reduction programs, explained Dr.
The scientists introduced the genetically modified mosquitoes
to five caged wild-type mosquito populations.
He mainly investigated the impact of the environment, wild mosquitoes, genetically modified mosquitoes
, and so forth and formulated the stage-structured discrete-time and continuous-time mathematical models for interacting wild and transgenic mosquito populations [10-14],
Oxitec first released some of the genetically modified mosquitoes
in the Cayman Island in the Caribbean in 2009, much to the surprise of the international community and environmental advocates, many of whom are opposed to genetic engineering in any of its forms due to the unknown and unintended side effects that unleashing transgenic organisms into the world could cause.
A UK lab (Oxitec) has released large numbers of genetically modified mosquitoes
to combat dengue fever In 2009, the first set of genetically modified mosquitoes
were released on Grand Cayman, an island in the Caribbean.
MALAYSIA has released 6,000 genetically modified mosquitoes
into a forest in the first experiment of its kind in Asia aimed at curbing dengue fever.