In order to prevent the outbreak of dengue, the method of reducing Aedes mosquito lineage has been developed by sterilizing male Aedes mosqu...
After the inspection, the Minister expressed satisfaction at seeing the new innovations of scientists. During this time, the Minister directed to take this process to the field level and assured all cooperation from the Ministry.
Regarding the inventions, the scientists told the minister that research work on Sterile Inject Technique (SIT) method for eradication of dengue has already been completed. In the SIT method, male Aedes mosquitoes are sterilized by applying gamma rays. Later, male Aedes mosquitoes were released into areas with dengue outbreaks. If it is combined with the female Aedes mosquito, the Aedes mosquito will not be bred from the eggs or larvae that the female Aedes mosquito will produce. As a result, if the eggs or larvae are not fertilized, the amount of mosquitoes will decrease. It's a very effective and internationally recognized method to control the outbreak of dengue, scientists say.
Plus it is an environmentally friendly method. So it has no adverse effect on the environment. In this way only infertile male mosquitoes will be exposed to nature. Since male mosquitoes are unable to carry the dengue virus, there is no chance of spreading dengue through it. Besides, male Aedes mosquitoes do not bite humans. Therefore, scientists hope that this SIT method will play an effective role in controlling the outbreak of dengue in the country.
Chairman of the Commission Mahbubul Haque, Member Professor. Md. Sanawar Hossain, Director General of the Atomic Energy Research Institute, Dr Azizul Haque, NIB Director General. Md. Salimullah was also present.