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World Health Organization considering genetic modification to wipe out Zika virus

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The Zika virus is continuing to spread across the Americas, but instead of going after the disease itself, the World Health Organization is considering a new solution: genetic modification.

 

The World Health Organization said the controversial method could successfully kill the mosquitoes that carry it.

The Zika virus has already spread to at least 30 different countries, and the WHO says if the trend continues, 3 to 4 million people are at risk of being infected by the end of the year.

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