Tiger mosquitoes help spread tropical diseases. Photo: Shutterstoc

Chinese scientists’ new technique to wipe out mosquito populations may provide vital new weapon against range of deadly diseases

  • Researchers managed to eradicate populations on two islands in Guangzhou province in two years by releasing 200 million insects specially bred to be infertile
  • Mosquitoes carry a range of diseases such as malaria and dengue fever and scientists believe using biological technique may be best for the environment
Topic |   China science

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Tiger mosquitoes help spread tropical diseases. Photo: Shutterstoc
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Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen investigates major research projects in China, a new power house of scientific and technological innovation. He has worked for the Post since 2006. He is an alumnus of Shantou University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the Semester at Sea programme which he attended with a full scholarship from the Seawise Foundation.