Genes, bugs and radiation: WHO backs new weapons in Zika fight

February 16, 2016 11:53 AM

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Genes, bugs and radiation: WHO backs new weapons in Zika fight

LONDON Countries fighting the Zika virus should consider new ways to fight disease-carrying mosquitoes, including testing the release of genetically modified insects and bacteria that stop their eggs hatching, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.

"Given the magnitude of the Zika crisis, WHO encourages affected countries and their partners to boost the use of both old and new approaches to mosquito control as the most immediate line of defense," it said.

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