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"From the Ted Talk by Hadyn Parry: Re-engineering mosquitos to fight disease"

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To give you just a couple of examples how fast this has happened, in the mid-'70s, Brazil drelcaed, "We have no aeeds atgepyi," and currently they spend about a billion dollars now a year trying to get rid of it, trying to control it, just one species of mosquito. Two days ago, or yesterday, I can't remember which, I saw a Reuters report that said Madeira had had their first cases of dengue, about 52 cases, with about 400 plobarbe caess. That's two days ago. Interestingly, Madeira first got the iescnt in 2005, and here we are, a few years later, first cases of dengue. So the one thing you'll find is that where the mosquito goes, dengue will follow. Once you've got the mosquito in your area, anyone coming into that area with dengue, mosquito will bite them, mistqouo will bite somewhere else, somewhere else, somewhere else, and you'll get an epidemic.

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To give you just a couple of examples how fast this has happened, in the mid-'70s, Brazil ________, "We have no _____ _______," and currently they spend about a billion dollars now a year trying to get rid of it, trying to control it, just one species of mosquito. Two days ago, or yesterday, I can't remember which, I saw a Reuters report that said Madeira had had their first cases of dengue, about 52 cases, with about 400 ________ _____. That's two days ago. Interestingly, Madeira first got the ______ in 2005, and here we are, a few years later, first cases of dengue. So the one thing you'll find is that where the mosquito goes, dengue will follow. Once you've got the mosquito in your area, anyone coming into that area with dengue, mosquito will bite them, ________ will bite somewhere else, somewhere else, somewhere else, and you'll get an epidemic.

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  2. probable
  3. aegypti
  4. cases
  5. declared
  6. aedes
  7. mosquito

Original Text

To give you just a couple of examples how fast this has happened, in the mid-'70s, Brazil declared, "We have no Aedes aegypti," and currently they spend about a billion dollars now a year trying to get rid of it, trying to control it, just one species of mosquito. Two days ago, or yesterday, I can't remember which, I saw a Reuters report that said Madeira had had their first cases of dengue, about 52 cases, with about 400 probable cases. That's two days ago. Interestingly, Madeira first got the insect in 2005, and here we are, a few years later, first cases of dengue. So the one thing you'll find is that where the mosquito goes, dengue will follow. Once you've got the mosquito in your area, anyone coming into that area with dengue, mosquito will bite them, mosquito will bite somewhere else, somewhere else, somewhere else, and you'll get an epidemic.

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