UN: Stopping Zika may require GM insects

Geneva – The World Health Organisation says it may be necessary to use controversial methods like genetically modified mosquitoes to wipe out the insects that are spreading the Zika virus across the Americas.

The virus has been linked to a spike in babies born with abnormally small heads, or microcephaly, in Brazil and French Polynesia. The UN health agency has declared Zika a global emergency, even though there is no definitive proof it is causing the birth defects.

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