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EPA Approval Of Bacteria To Fight Mosquitoes Caps Long Quest

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Scott O'Neill wants to rid the world of dengue fever by infecting mosquitoes with bacteria so they can't carry the virus that causes the disease. Benjamin Arthur for NPR

EPA Approval Of Bacteria To Fight Mosquitoes Caps Long Quest

National Public Radio

The Environmental Protection Agency has approved the use of mosquitoes infected with Wolbachia bacteria as a “biopesticide” in 20 states and the District of Columbia. The bacteria keep mosquitoes from spreading diseases like dengue and Zika.