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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.


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

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