What's a 'ZAP Male' mosquito? The EPA just approved it

EPA approves bacteria-infected mosquitoes to fight Zika

EPA approves bacteria-infected mosquitoes to fight Zika

Aedes albopictus - the Asian Tiger Mosquito - which are known to carry dengue fever, the Zika virus and the chikungunya virus will be scientifically modified with a bacteria that keeps them from carrying these viruses and also disrupts the breeding process.

Individual property owners, from hotels to homeowners, would be able to purchase the ZAP bugs, but it may take a while for the company to spread across all 20 states - the company will have to produce millions of mosquitoes and they are now separating the male from the female ZAP mosquitoes by hand. When the infected males mate with an uninfected female, the females produce eggs that don't hatch.

Scientists will breed only male mosquitoes in the lab - up to millions for certain urban areas and which don't bite people, with ZAP strain, a strain of the Wolbachia bacteria.

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For more than 4,000 years, humans have battled mosquito-borne diseases, and now, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved a line of lab-grown mosquitoes created to reduce the number of these illness-causing insects. "I'm glad to see it pushed forward, as I think it could be potentially really important".

The time-limited registration allows MosquitoMate, Inc.to sell the Wolbachia-infected male mosquitoes for five years in 20 states and the District of Columbia, according to a news release from the EPA. If the bacteria shows the same effectiveness in this species, the company's mosquitoes could be a tiny, flying weapon in our battle against some of the deadliest diseases on the planet.

The company will start selling the mosquitoes, named ZAP Males, next summer to individuals and municipalities.

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The states where MosquitoMate will release the infected mosquitoes are majority areas where the threat of these diseases could be felt. The EPA stated that the company will have to register in each state for local use.

If successful, this kind of biotechnology would be a big step forward towards solving the enormous global health issue of mosquito-borne diseases.

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