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Scientists say “mosquito birth control” drug could be ready in five years

10 January 2019, 10:16 AM

Scientists in the United States said on Tuesday they had taken a major step toward developing a “mosquito birth control” drug to curb the spread of malaria and other killer diseases blamed for hundreds of thousands of deaths a year.

Understanding Zika’s presence in Africa key to tackling next epidemic

6 July 2017, 7:30 AM

The Zika virus emerged in northeast Brazil in early 2015. By September the first cases of infants born with microcephaly had been reported in 8 of 26 Brazilian states.

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