IAEA, WHO To Collaborate With Bangladesh In Testing Nuclear Technique To Sterilize Disease-Spreading Mosquitoes
Homeland Preparedness News: IAEA, Bangladesh collaborate on test of nuclear, anti-mosquito plan
“Under threat from its worst recorded outbreak of dengue since 2000, Bangladesh has turned to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and World Health Organization (WHO) to help outline a plan to test a nuclear technique to combat mosquitoes spreading the disease. More than 38,000 have been infected with dengue in Bangladesh since January 2019…” (Galford, 9/4).
The Telegraph: Experts go nuclear in bid to stop outbreaks of dengue fever
“…[The agencies have] agreed to trial an innovative technique which sterilizes mosquitoes with radiation. The sterile insect technique (SIT) exposes male mosquitoes to enough radiation to sterilize them. They are then released into the wild en masse to mate with females, who then do not reproduce. Over time, it is hoped that the technique will reduce the population as fewer mosquitoes will be born…” (Wallen, 9/4).