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P.R. Reports First Case of Zika Virus in Region

 
Alana33
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P.R. Reports First Case of Zika Virus in Region
http://stthomassource.com/content/news/local-news/2016/01/05/pr-reports-first-case-zika-virus-region

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Topic starter Posted : January 6, 2016 10:34 am
speee1dy
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my mom told me about this

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Posted : January 6, 2016 10:44 am
caribstx
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It sounds easily to cope with then dengue.

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Posted : January 6, 2016 11:37 am
STTsailor
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Here is possible solution.
Oxitec.com

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Posted : January 6, 2016 11:41 am
Spartygrad95
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Here is possible solution.
Oxitec.com

Oh no a GMO solution. 😉

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Posted : January 6, 2016 12:39 pm
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http://virginislandsdailynews.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/iphone/homepage.aspx#_articleba634013-e2dc-4ffe-9224-efba73fb8582/waarticleba634013-e2dc-4ffe-9224-efba73fb8582/ba634013-e2dc-4ffe-9224-efba73fb8582//true

Think that med is only for a certain age group.
Can't remember if Oxitec was manufacturer as read about it a while back. Can't remember if it's suitable for infants but not for anyone over age 55.

The article I read didn't say why. I was curious about the age cut off.

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Topic starter Posted : January 6, 2016 1:26 pm
STTsailor
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Gene manipulation is the future of medicine. Oxitec plays with mosquito genome only. Seems clever and safe. Unless they mutate into killer giant mosquito. 🙂

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Posted : January 6, 2016 11:32 pm
bret
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The other long-term option can be found here:

http://www.eliminatedengue.com

This one is not considered GMO and has less regulatory issues. It has been supported by Gates Foundation. Either of these groups would be interested in working with USVI. Unfortunately, it takes quite a bit of funding to get started. A small lab and staff is needed.

Each of these groups have a few large ongoing projects. Hopefully these solutions will prove effective and provide motivation for others to follow suit.

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Posted : January 7, 2016 12:16 pm
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