Now We’ll Be Treating for Zika Mosquitoes with Drones!

Could Drones Be the End of Zika Virus?
Could Drones Be the End of Zika Virus?

Two topics that have been receiving plenty of media attention lately, especially in the past few months: 1. The spread of the zika virus and its negative effect on pregnant women and their unborn children; and 2. The impact drones are having on business and service sectors.

These two newsworthy topics, which seem unrelated, are now the focus of one very helpful enterprise; treating zika-capable mosquitoes with the help of drone technology.

Zika versus Drones

According to NBC News, much needed funding is now in place to aid in the development of working drones to fight against the spread of the Zika virus.

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided the necessary funding to WeRobotics, a Delaware company, to develop drones to transport and infiltrate hard-to-reach regions of the world with sterile mosquitoes.

The drones are also being designed to carry lab samples from regions difficult to access in order to have the samples tested in a much quicker time-frame.

Both options are vital in knowing where the mosquitoes are having an impact and by providing the means to significantly control and reduce their population with fast and efficient drone interaction.

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