This is a technique already used in China, Brazil, Mexico, and Thailand soon to reduce cases of mosquito-borne diseases.
This technology promises to sterilize the mosquito Aedes aegypti and help fight like diseases it transmits, such as Zika, dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever. The pilot project is already being used in China and for Brazil, Mexico and Thailand soon.
According to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) of the United Nations, which is investing in technology, a strategy for launching servers and services to contain outbreaks of diseases caused by the mosquito Aedes aegypti.
The expert of Aiea Rui Cardoso Pereira, ensured that the formula has already worked our tests against like flies of cattle and fruit and other insects. The main disease to be addressed is a Zika, which has affected a population as pregnant, causing a microcephaly in the fetuses. Despite this, the Ministry of Health stated that the compartments were compared to the same period of 2016.
Pereira explained that the measure makes the mosquitoes do not reproduce. He explained that male mosquitoes are sterilized with radiation that is sterilized and then released into the field. “This technology has been successfully used to combat cattle fly, flywheel fly, fruit fly, tsetse fly, and flywheel fly. Others, “he said.
“I can say that at this time, there is a non-South China group already with a pilot project in place.” Mexico, Brazil and Thailand will start very close. In the case of Brazil, the country already had an infrastructure and used insects that were transgenic, “he added.