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Good news from Down Under

Australian experiment wipes out over 80% of disease-carrying mosquitoes

Go, Australia!

Next, every country that actually shows signs of intelligent life will follow suit.

The Aedes aegypti mosquito carries dengue fever, chikungunya, Zika fever, Mayaro and yellow fever. Wiping this species out completely should be the goal. Birds and bats and so on can make do with the other 2999 species or so of mosquitoes that would be left.

Very impressed that Australia took such a decisive step.

Next: let’s target the Anopheles species that carry malaria.

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