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Bacteria-carrying Aedes mosquitoes to be released to curb dengue in Singapore
 

Bacteria-carrying Aedes mosquitoes to be released to curb dengue in Singapore

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Residents of Braddell Heights are the first housing estate to carry male Aedes mosquitoes that are infected with the Wolbachia bacteria in a bid to control the mosquito population in Singapore this week.
 
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22 Oct 2016 - General
 
Singapore’s take on responding to the Zika virus outbreak is quite admirable. Aside from quickly responding by implementing border controls and other health measures, this move to release Wolbachia-infected male mosquitoes is a wise decision. It’s also a very considerate part of the plan to involve the residents of the areas where the mosquitoes are to be released and for them to learn more about the mosquito production process. Other Asian countries who have the threat of Zika should also take ...
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