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Nuclear technique can be used to combat dengue mosquito

Research from the International Atomic Energy Agency is also being made in Brazil. Mosquitoes are sterilized with radiation

 
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The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is conducting research to eliminate the mosquito through the sterile insect technique.

Information is the ambassador of Brazil to the IAEA, Laércio Anthony Vineyards. He recalls that the method is already used successfully in the fruit fly.

Brazilian Ambassador stressed that the studies are recent and that the technique has the major component nuclear technology.

"The program that starts to be worked in Brazil will use this technique to develop in the laboratory, an insect with the same characteristics of the insect found in nature, so as to produce a strain where you eliminate the females and males sterilize. This part sterilization is done with mosquitoes radiation. "

Laércio Antonio vines believes that searches are successful, the success of the method will be large. For now, they are being bred mosquitoes like Aedes aegypti.

The sterile insect technique, created by Aiea, is already used in Juazeiro, Bahia, to eliminate the fruit fly of mango plantations. The sterile mosquitoes are produced in the city by biofactory Moscamed Brazil, the world's first type.

With information from UN Radio

Source: Isaude.net
   Palavras-chave:   Dengue    Dengue mosquitoes    Aedes aegypti    The International Atomic Energy Agency    IAEA      
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