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Scientists fighting mosquitoes with more mosquitoes

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Fighting mosquitoes with... more mosquitoes?

That's just what scientists are doing in Brazil to fight off Dengue Fever.

They are genetically modifying male mosquitoes in a lab, then releasing them into the wild. The bugs mate, creating offspring that can die shortly after birth.

Scientists say they've been able to reduce the population of Dengue-transmitting mosquitoes by 80% this way.

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