Scientists create mosquitoes resistant to dengue virus - UPI.com
UPI reports: "Scientists say they have created mosquitoes resistant to the dengue
virus, which might eventually help control the spread of the disease in
The team at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore
genetically modified Aedes aegypti mosquitoes to boost their natural
ability to fight infection by the virus.
Mosquitoes get infected when they feed on someone who has the disease.
Then they pass dengue to healthy people by biting them.
Each year, dengue sickens about 96 million people worldwide. The virus
kills more than 20,000 people, mostly children, the researchers said."