You read that headline right. Releasing millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could actually drastically reduce the amount of Aedes aegypti flying around. That’s the mosquito that can carry the Zika virus. I’m itchy just thinking about this. Someone hand me a can of “off”.
MIAMI, FL – AUGUST 02: Michelle Albelo, A City of Miami police officer, gives out cans of insect repellent to help people near the Miami Rescue Mission prevent mosquito bites that may infect them with the Zika virus on August 2, 2016 in Miami, Florida. A reported 14 individuals have been infected with the Zika virus by local mosquitoes. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)