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Steven Stenhouse of the Lee County (Florida) Mosquito Control District loads Aedes aegypti mosquitoes into X-ray machine for irradiation. A new study finds that male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes live longer when irradiated as adults rather than pupae, an important advance in protocols for deploying the sterile insect technique to manage wild populations of disease-transmitting mosquitoes.

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