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Local leaders request permission to use genetically modified mosquitoes in Pinellas County

Tampa Bay officials ask to use genetically modified mosquitoes in Pinellas to fight Zika

  • Modified male mosquitoes mate with the natural population of female mosquitoes and pass on a “death gene” that kills their offspring.
  • British company Oxitec has used its technology to reduce the Aedes aegypti mosquito population by 90 to 99 percent in parts of Latin America.
  • Without an emergency use order, the technology cannot be used in any other city until that trial is completed.
  • The photo made available by Oxitec shows a genetically modified Aedes aegypti mosquito in their U.K. lab.
  • Local leaders request permission to use genetically modified mosquitoes in Pinellas County 08/26/16 [Last modified: Friday, August 26, 2016 1:59pm] Photo reprints | Article reprints

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Elected leaders from the Tampa Bay area are calling on the federal government to grant


Local leaders request permission to use genetically modified mosquitoes in Pinellas County

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