Sterile insect technique - Cyrille Lebon (researcher at the MIVEGEC IRD unit) collects nymphs of tiger mosquitoes (Aedes albopictus) in a breeding tank in the laboratory. ©IRD/Thibaut Vergoz

Developing mosquito factories

Carrying diseases such as chikungunya or dengue fever, the tiger mosquito is found in French overseas territories but also in the south of France. It is therefore essential to control this species, which raises new issues about control methods.

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