Biotech firm experiments with mosquitoes to fight Dengue fever in Brazil

World Today

A British biotech firm is running an experiment in Brazil to fight the transmission of Dengue fever using transgenic mosquito. This disease is a recurrent problem during the summer months, but this year’s epidemic has been particularly severe.

The situation is worst in the country’s most populated state, Sao Paulo, where a record 220,000 people have been infected.

CCTV America’s Paulo Cabral filed this report from Sao Paulo for more on the efforts to fight the spread of the virus.

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