Brazil Zika Mosquito Eradication

Brazil Zika Mosquito Eradication

In this Feb. 1, 2016 photo, Guilherme Trivellato, from the British biotec company Oxitec, releases genetically modified Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which are a vector for the spread of the Zika virus, in Piracicaba, Brazil. Oxitec raises male mosquitoes that have been modified to produce offspring that do not live. These males are released into the target area, where they compete with wild males to mate with the wild females. Brazil is in the midst of a Zika outbreak and authorities say they have also detected a spike in cases of microcephaly in newborn children, but the link between Zika and microcephaly is as yet unproven. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

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February 01, 2016 06:13:20 AM
February 04, 2016 05:32:27 PM
Andre Penner
AP
ASSOCIATED PRESS
FEB. 1, 2016 PHOTO
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Zika virus, Insects, Infectious diseases, Diseases and conditions, Health, Animals
Piracicaba, Brazil
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