Male Wolbachia-aedes aegypti mosquitos are released in Singapore on August 27, 2020. Photo: ReutersMale Wolbachia-aedes aegypti mosquitos are released in Singapore on August 27, 2020. Photo: Reuters
Male Wolbachia-aedes aegypti mosquitos are released in Singapore on August 27, 2020. Photo: Reuters

Singapore fights worst dengue outbreak with lab-grown mosquitoes

  • Officials are using lab-bred male mosquitoes that carry a bacteria that prevents eggs from hatching, to lower the mosquito population
  • Singapore has seen 20 deaths from dengue, out of 26,000 cases this year. In comparison, 27 people have died of the coronavirus, out of some 56,000 infections

Topic |   Singapore
Male Wolbachia-aedes aegypti mosquitos are released in Singapore on August 27, 2020. Photo: ReutersMale Wolbachia-aedes aegypti mosquitos are released in Singapore on August 27, 2020. Photo: Reuters
Male Wolbachia-aedes aegypti mosquitos are released in Singapore on August 27, 2020. Photo: Reuters
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