- PRO/AH/EDR> Dengue/DHF update (09): Asia, Pacific, Africa, research
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 21:50:06 -0400
Dengue -- Sri Lanka
Researchers in the USA have genetically modified mosquitoes to make humans less attractive to them, a discovery that could dramatically reduce the spread of mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue, malaria, and Zika fever.
Female mosquitoes have been long known to use an array of sensory information to find people to bite. They can sense exhaled carbon dioxide from as far as 10 m [32.8 ft] away and are also able to detect body odour, heat, and moisture.
But new research, published in the