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Oxitec’s Guilherme Trivellato on Deploying Friendly™ Aedes Solution in Brazil

December 15, 2016

Oxitec has developed the Friendly™ Aedes solution, genetically engineered male mosquitoes used in Brazil today to combat the spread of Aedes aegypti. Wild female Aedes aegypti carry and transmit mosquito-borne diseases including Zika, dengue and chikungunya. Oxitec’s Friendly™ male mosquitoes, [...]

Fighting Aedes aegypti Mosquitoes in the Cayman Islands

December 6, 2016

Devastating diseases attributable to several arboviruses transmitted by female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes pose an increasing threat to global public health as well as to tourism. With respect to the latter, the World Bank has estimated that in Caribbean and Latin American [...]

Oxitec’s Eco-Friendly Solution Addresses the Challenges of the Aedes aegypti Mosquito

November 4, 2016

The Aedes aegypti mosquito is responsible for the spread of Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases. Oxitec’s GE mosquitoes represent a paradigm shift in vector control. Find out how our eco-friendly and non-persisting solution works in this animated short. [...]

On the Ground in Florida with Oxitec’s Derric Nimmo: Part 2

September 23, 2016

Part II: On a Mission to Stop the Mosquito In Part I of this interview, Dr Nimmo discussed his role at Oxitec, and described how Oxitec’s proposed trial of its self-limiting mosquitoes in Florida would run. Here, he explains the [...]

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