Three times a week, in a 10-acre control area in the Florida Keys, biologists release male mosquitoes infected with the bacteria Wolbachia in the hopes they will mate with female mosquitoes and make them sterile. It’s all part of a federally approved trial to test methods to combat Zika, a virus carried and transmitted by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.
This segment aired on July 13, 2017.
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