The Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, pictured here, is the most competent transmitter of Zika, which is spreading locally in sections of Miami Beach and Miami’s Little River neighborhood. Local officials are considering the release of thousands of genetically engineered, non-biting male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in Miami-Dade to combat spread of Zika.
The Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, pictured here, is the most competent transmitter of Zika, which is spreading locally in sections of Miami Beach and Miami’s Little River neighborhood. Local officials are considering the release of thousands of genetically engineered, non-biting male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in Miami-Dade to combat spread of Zika. James Gathany
The Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, pictured here, is the most competent transmitter of Zika, which is spreading locally in sections of Miami Beach and Miami’s Little River neighborhood. Local officials are considering the release of thousands of genetically engineered, non-biting male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in Miami-Dade to combat spread of Zika. James Gathany

Miami-Dade to consider deploying GMO mosquitoes in fight against Zika

November 03, 2016 05:39 PM

UPDATED November 03, 2016 06:01 PM

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  • New high blood pressure guidelines mean 30 million more Americans have hypertension

    Under the new guidelines, the number of adults with high blood pressure will rise to 103 million from 72 million. Hypertension is the leading cause of heart disease and heart-related deaths in the U.S. and worldwide.