Cases of Dengue Drop 91 Percent Due to Genetically Modified Mosquitoes – Entomology Today

Using this technique, scientists have reduced the cases of dengue, which can be deadly, by 91% in a neighborhood called CECAP/Eldorado in the city Piracicaba, which is located in the Brazilian state of São Paulo. There were only 12 cases of dengue in the area, versus 133 cases the previous year. Surrounding areas also saw a reduction of dengue cases by 52%.

Source: Cases of Dengue Drop 91 Percent Due to Genetically Modified Mosquitoes – Entomology Today