Meet the Scientists Hunting Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes

Meet the Scientists Hunting Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes

The mosquito is historically one of the most deadly animals on the planet, spreading epidemics such Dengue, Malaria, and now Zika at alarming rates. In this episode of Symptomatic, Motherboard travels to the front lines of the fight to contain the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, the deadly carrier of diseases that have plagues humanity such as Dengue, Yellow Fever, Chikunguna, and now Zika. From a high tech firm in the UK working to genetically turn the mosquito on itself, to the people working day and night in Houston Texas to keep the mosquito from spreading the disease to the US, can we ever defeat these disease carrying mosquitos, or will we have to live with them forever?

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