Oxitec, the British biotech firm, is confident that their genetically modified “OX513A” mosquito will significantly cut the population of Zika-carrying mosquitos in this geographic region.
The Health Department in Salt Lake County, Utah, has confirmed the death of an individual last month following travel to a region where the Zika virus is an epidemic.
As the virus continues to spread in the Americas, concern is growing. The threat from Zika is very real, and it has become clear that much work still needs to be done in containing the virus.
This entry was posted in Public Health on Jun 3, 2016 9:18 AM