Sterile Insect Technique (SIT)

Published on August 26, 2019
Current context: Bangladesh government has decided to use the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) to control the dengue outbreak.
Sterile Insect Technique (SIT)
  • Bangladesh is in grip of unprecedented dengue outbreak this year, infecting about 58,000 people.
  • To discuss the feasibility of SIT, a team of experts from WHO-FAO and IAEA arrived in Dhaka on 22nd August 2019.
  • The SIT for dengue control is also called as 'mosquito fights mosquito technique'.
  • In the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT), female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are turned infertile by releasing sterilised male mosquitoes in areas of dengue outbreak.
  • Earlier two sites in Guangzhou in China, have successfully used this breakthrough technique.

Question: 

Q.1 Which country has recently faced the Dengue outbreak in 2019?
a. China
b. Bangladesh
c. Myanmar
d. Srilanka

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