Tag: mosquitoes


A British company could begin releasing genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys sometime this year, a scientist with the company said. Simon Warner, the chief scientist at Oxitec, said the company is hopeful it can begin its genetically modified mosquito trial in Monroe County this year. The trial, which has been in the works […]

Associated PressJanuary 2, 2017

Officials plan to release lab-reared, bacteria-infected mosquitoes in the Florida Keys in March. The Citizen reports that the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District and the privately owned, Kentucky-based company MosquitoMate are still reviewing locations for the field trial of Wolbachia-treated Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. MosquitoMate founder Stephen Dobson says the Wolbachia inhibits the mosquitoes’ ability to […]

Jim RosicaOctober 1, 2016

Yet another batch of mosquitoes in Miami Beach tested positive for the Zika virus. The results were in the same location “where five other samples had previously tested positive,” the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced Saturday. The latest positive sample of Aedes aeqypti mosquitoes was from a trap located on West 49th Street in Miami […]

Tamara LushAugust 7, 2016

Thank goodness it’s the slow season in Florida. At least that’s what officials and representatives of the state’s multibillion-dollar tourism industry are thinking in the wake of the news that 16 people have been infected with Zika in a small, trendy neighborhood in Miami. The outbreak has sent another chill through the Sunshine State’s all-important […]


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