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Electron microscope image of a mosquito // U of M Prof. Erwin Huebner

TVO: Mosquito Swat Team

May 26, 2016 — 

From TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin:

Deemed one of the deadliest, most bothersome pests on Earth, mosquitoes can carry and transmit deadly diseases to humans- the Zika virus being their latest cargo. There is a pressing need to squash the Zika virus outbreak in Central and South America, and genetically modified mosquitoes could be the answer. The Agenda asks Luke Alphey of The Pirbright Institute and Kateryn Rochon, assistant professor in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences at the University of Manitoba, the costs and unintended consequences of killing off the bugs we love to hate.

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