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Sterile insect technique


In this video step, Dr Derric Nimmo will introduce the concept of the sterile insect technique. This is a modern vector control tool which involves the release of sterile male insects into a wild population. The screw-worm fly Cochliomyia hominivorax is the first pest species to be eliminated from an area using the sterile insect technique in an integrated area-wide approach. This is a promising area of vector control, and Dr Nimmo will provide us with an understanding of how this technique works as well as its implication for the control of vector borne diseases.

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The Global Challenge of Vector Borne Diseases and How to Control Them

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