Brazil fights dengue with ‘good’ mosquitoes

September 25, 2014 5:08 PM

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Researchers in Rio de Janeiro belonging to the state Brazilian laboratory, Fiocruz, had released at least 10,000 mosquitoes that were infected with bacteria that blocks dengue fever.

They released the mosquitoes as part of a project identified as the Eliminate the dengue: Challenge Brazil. The Latin American nation has been witnessing a steep rise in the number of confirmed dengue cases during the past two to three years.

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