University of Missouri School of Medicine

The University of Missouri School of Medicine is located in the southern part of the University of Missouri campus in Columbia, Missouri. It was the first publicly supported medical school west of the Mississippi River.
Genetically Modified Mosquitoes ā€“ Key to Stopping Zika VirusšŸ¦ŸšŸ¦ šŸ§¬

Researchers at the University of MissouriĀ genetically modified mosquitoes to be resistant to Zika virus. Zika is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. In 2016, the World Health Organization called the Zika virus epidemic a 'public health emergency of international concern' due to the virus causing birth defects for pregnant women in addition to neurological problems.

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