The Canadian Press

2016-04-07 | Zika Mosquito Traps

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A Canadian-led research team has taken a form of trash that promotes the spread of mosquitoes and turned it into a potential weapon against the disease-carrying insects. The scientists have repurposed used tires that can fill with rain water and become breeding sites by fashioning chunks of their material into traps for mosquito eggs. Lead researcher Gerardo (jerr-AHR'-doh) Ulibarri (OO'-leh-BAR'-ee) of Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, says reducing mosquito populations means curtailing the spread of diseases like Zika (ZEE'-kuh) and dengue to people. (A study the researchers conducted last year in Guatemala found the tired-based devices were seven times more effective at capturing eggs than more expensive manufactured traps.)

Date: 2016-04-07
Placeline: GUADALAJARA, Mexico.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 9 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << it's a long process this is a preventive process representing the generation of mosquito we don't have mosquitoes >>