New Singapore facility to produce 5 million mosquitoes a week to fight dengue

The highly automated facility in Ang Mo Kio incorporates new technology and machines, including a male-female pupae sorter, which was co-developed by the National Environment Agency and local start-up Orinno Technology. - ST

SINGAPORE (ANN): The war on dengue has received a boost with the opening of a new facility in Ang Mo Kio that can breed millions of mosquitoes a week to prevent urban female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes from producing offspring.

The launch on Monday (Dec 2) comes at the tail end of a year in which Singapore has experienced its third-biggest dengue outbreak. As of Nov 21, more than 14,470 people here had been infected with the disease, with 20 lives lost.

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