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Malaria

16 July 2010

Scientists create 'malaria-proof' mosquito

Researchers say they've created a mosquito that is unable to infect humans with malaria, one of the world's most devastating diseases.

In what might someday be a major advance against one of the world's most devastating diseases, researchers say they've created a mosquito that is unable to infect humans with malaria.

"If you want to effectively stop the spreading of the malaria parasite, you need mosquitoes that are no less than 100 percent resistant to it. If a single parasite slips through and infects a human, the whole approach will be doomed to fail," research leader and entomology professor Michael Riehle said in a university news release.

 

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