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Pinellas leaders ask permission to use genetically modified mosquitoes

  • Pinellas leaders ask permission to use genetically modified mosquitoes
  • Mosquito control is visiting up to 100 properties per day.
  • It asks the federal government to issue an “emergency use” authorization for local commissioners, allowing them to use genetically modified mosquitoes in Pinellas County to fight the Zika virus if it continues to spread.
  • PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. – Pinellas County Mosquito Control is now responding to a record number of calls for service.
  • The use of genetically modified mosquitoes has drawn controversy from residents in the Florida Keys.

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@Intrexon: “ICYMI: 15 elected FL officials have asked permission to use @Oxitec’s GM tech to help stop the spread of #Zika.”


Tampa Bay elected leaders are calling on Washington to authorize “emergency use” of genetically modified mosquitoes if Zika virus spreads. 


Pinellas leaders ask permission to use genetically modified mosquitoes

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