Latest weapon against malaria : the mosquito

Latest weapon against malaria : the mosquito

World November 23, 2015 23:00

- Scientists can breed mosquito species that can transmit malaria no more. Release by these mosquitoes in nature and to be mixed with species that it can transmit the disease, biologists hope to prevent the spread of the disease.

The scientists said Monday in announcing the new method that they first had focused on the Anopheles stephensi, a mosquito species that causes in India for the spread of malaria. By manipulating the DNA of this sort, mix now ' malaria free' mosquitoes under their dangerous counterparts. Biologists point out that 99.5 per cent of the offspring of these species we have no malaria can deliver more.

Biologists do not believe that the new method could eventually eradicate all mosquitoes, but it could well be a very adequate weapon against the disease. According to the World Health Organization run this year globally 214 million people for the disease and dying of it 438. 000 patients.

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