Awareness and support of release of genetically modified “sterile” mosquitoes, key west, Florida, USA

Kacey C. Ernst, Steven Haenchen, Katherine Dickinson, Michael S. Doyle, Kathleen Walker, Andrew J. Monaghan, Mary H. Hayden

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Abstract

After a dengue outbreak in Key West, Florida, during 2009–2010, authorities, considered conducting the first US release of male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes genetically modified to prevent reproduction. Despite outreach and media attention, only half of the community was aware of the proposal; half of those were supportive. Novel public health strategies require community engagement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)320-324
Number of pages5
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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