Mosquito-borne diseases are sweeping through Pakistan and parts of the U.S. as weather prolongs the breeding season.
Around 18 months after the gene-hacked strain was released into the wild, the native mosquito population bounced up to almost pre-release levels.
The Philippines Department of Health said it had recorded 146,062 cases of dengue from January through July 20.
The technique could be one day used against bugs which carry malaria, the study co-uthor told Newswe
Scientists have put together the most "comprehensive catalog" of the Aedes aegypti mosquito's DNA.
Asian Tiger Mosquito and the Yellow Fever Mosquito can carry the Zika and Dengue viruses.
The mosquitoes were infected with a unique bacteria.
One of the world's most dangerous pests, this mosquito species infects millions with disease around the world each year.
Mosquito saliva may be increasing the severity of diseases.
Pitting mosquitoes against mosquitoes just might work.
Authorities have canceled medical leave for hospital staff and bought new hospital beds to try to deal with the crisis.
But the plan has many detractors.