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Zika Virus: UT Develops Bio-Warfare Against Mosquitoes

Researchers at the University of Texas in Austin have developed an algae that could be effective in controlling the mosquito population. The anti-mosquito bio-weapon could be effective in reducing the spread of the Zika virus.

Byron Chism, a mosquito technician with Dallas County, sets a mosquito trap to capture subjects for testing in Dallas, Friday, May 11, 2007. With the arrival of spring rainstorms and steamy weather, mosquito-control workers in Texas and across the nation are gearing up for another round in their battle against …

Many Texas Counties Ill-Equipped for Zika Fight

The responsibility for protecting our communities in Texas from the Zika virus is local and municipal, say mosquito experts. The problem is that poorer areas do not have the expertise or the manpower because of their low tax base. Texas counties without formal mosquito districts or like services are ill-equipped to address Zika virus concerns.