Swarms of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released into the wild to combat dengue fever around the world.
British scientists today said a small-scale trial of the strategy, which was carried out in the Cayman Islands, had cut mosquito numbers by 80% in six months.
The trial – which used 3 million modified insects – was run with the Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU), and has raised hopes that the disease may be curtailed in countries such as Brazil, Malaysia and Panama.
I can’t wait till we live in a world free of mosquitos. Unfortunately there are also skeptics