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Posted November 09. 2017 3:34PM

EPA approves 'weaponized' mosquitoes to combat Zika virus in NH

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Researchers are saying further investigation is needed on a potential link between the Zika infection and development of Guillain-Barre syndrome. (Fotolia)

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gave MosquitoMate the go-ahead to use male mosquitoes weaponized with a bacteria called Wolbachia pipientis as a method to kill the Asian tiger mosquito—responsible for spreading diseases like Zika, dengue, yellow fever and chikungunya.