GENETICALLY MODIFIED MOSQUITOES

 

Oxitex solution has engineered genetically Modified Mosquitoes.

Here is what happens after Oxitex male Mosquito has successfully mated a “wild female” ,any offspring as a result will not survive to adulthood, so the mosquitoes population decline.

Oxitex is a new technology adopted to reduce population of mosquitoes that are said to transmit zika virus. The later virus is more fatal to pregnant women. Zika virus infection during pregnancy is a cause of microcephaly .A baby’s head grows because the baby’s brain grows.Microcephaly can occur because a baby’s brain has not developed properly during pregnancy or has stopped growing after birth.

Food Drug Administration has approved Oxitex ,British company that designed genetically modified Mosquitoes.

Facts About Mosquitoes

Nearly one million people die of malaria every year.This brands mosquito the most deadliest “animal ” on the earth.

Female mosquito is not thankful,she sucks blood meal from you to reproduce her eggs. Someone may ask why female mosquito?,because male mosquito feeds on sweety substance in fruit called fructose hence rare in need of blood meal

It’s myth that Mosquitoes choose who to bite, facts is they don’t don’t much care who to bit.Therefore Mosquitoes have nerve cells that help them to detect carbon dioxide we exhale.Also they are still attracted to human skin.

Wolbachia bacteria And Mosquitoes

Infect mosquito with bacteria to stop from infect us with virus…is a new strategy to reduce population of mosquitoes.


is a bacteria that infect many insect,as well as some round worms like filiarial worm. Wolbachia pipiens is said to reduce the life span of the mosquitoes. The bacteria do not naturally infect anopheles Mosquito that transmit malaria,but they infect Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that transmit Dengue, Yellow fever and west Nile Disease

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