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Infected Mosquitoes Enlisted to Stop Zika, Other Diseases

Zika in Latin America. Yellow fever in Africa. Dengue across the tropics. Three diseases on the rise. All three carried by one mosquito: Aedes aegypti. Then why are schoolchildren raising and releasing these mosquitoes in Townsville, Australia, in a state that regularly suffers dengue outbreaks? "To be honest, it sounded a little counter-productive," said Townsville science teacher Michael Browne. But Browne and his students are part of a new strategy to fight dengue and...

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