Two months after Angola had declared an end to yellow fever, Congot finally followed after aggressive vaccination campaigns last year.
The Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday has declared itself Ebola-free, according to a press release. The nation witnessed a three-month outbreak of the disease that claimed 49 lives.
The BioScience Talks podcast features discussions of topical issues related to the biological sciences. By altering the heritability of certain traits, gene drive technologies have the potential to spread desired genes through wild populations. In practice, this could lead to mosquito populations that, for example, bear traits making them resistant to the spread of malaria. Despite the huge potential for improving human well-being, concern exists that gene drives could fail in the wild or, perhaps more concerning, spread beyond their intended target populations.