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Major breakthrough in attempts to control diseases spread by mosquitos

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The UN nuclear agency (IAEA) announced a key development in the efforts to boost technology aimed at curbing disease-carrying mosquitos, and control dengue, yellow fever and Zika.

A study revealed that the use of a specialized drone, developed by IAEA and partners, to release thousands of male mosquitoes, sterilized using radiation, seems effective. Several of the sterilized males mate with females, who then produce no offspring, thus reducing the mosquito population over time. The drones are cheaper compared to manual ground releases, and cover a much wider area… (UN, June 27, 2020)

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