GMO mosquitoes could be cause of Zika outbreak, critics say

GMO mosquitoes could be cause of Zika outbreak, critics say

The latest contagious virus freaking out the globe, particularly women worried about birth defects, may have been caused by the presence of genetically-modified mosquitoes (GMMs) in Brazil.

With international health experts convening in Geneva to discuss the outbreak of and possible cures for the Zika virus, questions are being raised as to whether the GMMs are to blame.

In mid-2012, British biotech company Oxitec released the super bugs with the aim of reducing the overall mosquito population that spreads dengue fever, the Zika virus, and chikungunya in northeast Brazil.

https://www.rt.com/news/330728-gmo-mosquitoes-zika-virus/

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