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NEA considers releasing impotent mosquitoes into the wild to combat dengue

Last year, the National Environment Agency's (NEA's) Environmental Health Institute began doing laboratory tests of male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes infected with a bacteria, Wolbachia, that causes their mating with wild females to produce sterile eggs. These eggs do not develop into mosquitoes. The NEA's tests found that male Wolbachia-carrying mosquitoes can compete with wild males for mates.

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