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IAEA advises Bangladesh on testing nuclear technology to fight dengue mosquito
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Dhaka, Sept. 4 -- The IAEA and World Health Organization experts visited Dhaka from Aug 21 to 23 to help the country draw the plan after assessing the current dengue outbreak.
They met officials from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the Ministry of Science and Technology to discuss the possibility of using the Sterile Insect Technique, or SIT, according to the IAEA.
The SIT is a type of insect birth control that uses radiation to sterilise male insects, the agency said in a media release on Monday.
These are released in large numbers to mate with wild females, which then do not produce any offspring, reducing the target insect population over time.
The experts agreed with Bangladesh officials on a four-year workplan that ...
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