Mosquitoes: Should We Just Wipe Them Out?09:49
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Following recent EEE threats in Massachusetts, the Department of Public Health will continue aerial sprays. (User turkletom/Flickr)
Following recent EEE threats in Massachusetts, the Department of Public Health will continue aerial sprays. (User turkletom/Flickr)
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The diseases carried by mosquitoes kill hundreds of thousands of people a year, and now there are new concerns about the Zika virus, for which there is no vaccine. So it seems like a simple question: Why not just eradicate all mosquitoes? Scientists say it's not that simple. Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with British researcher Dr. Philip McCall.

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  • Dr. Philip McCall, Everett-Dutton Reader in Medical Entomology at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

This segment aired on February 29, 2016.

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