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 results from tests of the traps conducted last year in a remote Guatemalan community impressed the residents. (Ulibarri says reducing mosquito populations is critical to stopping the spread of cases of Zika (ZEE'-kuh), which have reached epidemic levels in South and Central America, the Caribbean and parts of Mexico.)

Date: 2016-04-07
Placeline: GUADALAJARA, Mexico.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 12 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << they thought it was very cool because we were recycling the tire do-it-yourself seeing it in the backyard on the ground but they had a purpose of using the tires >>