Drone to aid in Zika control - FOX34 Lubbock

Drone to aid in Zika control

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Drones may soon play a huge role in eliminating mosquito-borne diseases across the globe. The International Atomic Energy Agency has created a drone that may suppress the spread of Zika, by releasing sterile insect techniques to control breeding.

Also known as SIT, the birth control uses radiation to sterilize male mosquitoes. The drone was first tested in Brazil last month, and they hope this new technology can diminish the insect population in the future.  

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