Gap Fill - Mosquitoes - Level 2


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Scientists will release 750 million genetically modified mosquitoes into the . This is to reduce the of insects that have diseases like Zika virus and fever. It will start next year in the Florida Keys - a long chain of islands stretching of Florida. The modified mosquitoes are all . They carry a protein that will kill young females before they reach biting . Only female mosquitoes feed on our and bite us. Males only feed on from flowers. Scientists hope the of disease-carrying mosquitoes in the area will fall.

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