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Brazil plans to combat endemic dengue fever with GM mosquitoes

Tuesday, July 10th 2012 - 21:22 UTC
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Brazil said it will breed huge numbers of genetically modified mosquitoes to help stop the spread of dengue fever, an illness that has already struck nearly 500,000 people this year nationwide, killing 74. Read full article

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  • me@ez

    Amazing is the fact, that so far, the Brits havn't been blaimt for the dengue fever in Brazil too...

    Jul 11th, 2012 - 04:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • mastershakejb

    blaimt?

    Jul 11th, 2012 - 01:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Guzz

    There are similarities between some Brits and dengue fever. Both cause headaches and both are most effectively treated with a slap...

    Jul 11th, 2012 - 06:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @3

    Very amusing Guzz, just don't try slapping this Old Brit living in Uruguay.

    On a serious note however, dengue is a very serious disease and is fatal in far too many cases. An Aussie friend of mine had dengue twice, both times in the Northern Territories, and was told by his doctor in no uncertain waythat if he contracted it again it would more than likely be fatal. So he moved to the south of England.

    He was none too pleased when I pointed out that native birds in the area had the antibodies to dengue in their blood.

    Jul 11th, 2012 - 06:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Guzz

    Dengue might become an issue in the future, I do agree with you...
    I would never slap anyone, mate, it's all mouthcrap (let me choose proper euro blood to blame...)

    Jul 11th, 2012 - 08:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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