Mosquito-killing fungi engineered with spider and scorpion toxins could help fight malaria

Fungus specifically targets mosquitoes, is safe for humans and other insects

Malaria kills nearly half a million people every year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In some of the hardest-hit areas in sub-Saharan Africa, the mosquitoes that carry the malaria parasite have become resistant to traditional chemical insecticides, complicating efforts to fight the disease.

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