Ecuador to release sterile mosquitoes on Galapagos Islands

ECUADOR will release 100,000 sterile Aedes aegypti mosquitoes on its Galapagos Islands to curb dengue, Zika and chikungunya transmission, authorities said yesterday.

The first such effort with sterile mosquitoes there, it should help lower local residents’ and tourists’ rates of infection from those diseases, the National Institute for Health Research (Inspi) said.