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Mosquitos help solve home robbery case in China

Mosquito solves burglary China
  • Dead mosquitoes and blood smeared on a wall helped Chinese police from Fuzhou, Fujian province, solve a burglary that occurred on June 11.
  • The intruder reportedly used a balcony to break into an apartment before lighting mosquito coils, cooking eggs and noodles and sleeping overnight there.
  • During their investigation, the authorities discovered two mosquito corpses with blood smears on one of the apartment’s living room walls.
  • After taking blood samples from the wall for DNA testing, the police identified the intruder, a known criminal surnamed Chai.
  • Chai reportedly confessed to the crime and four other break-ins after his arrest on June 30.

Chinese police identified a burglar after taking samples from two mosquitoes he killed while breaking and entering last month.

The man reportedly broke into an apartment in Fuzhou, Fujian province, at around 1 p.m. on June 11 and stole valuable items, as announced by Fuzhou Public Security via a report on its WeChat account.

Indonesia Releases 6 Million Bacteria Infected Mosquitoes to Fight Dengue Fever

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Researchers are getting close to eliminating mosquitoes carrying the dengue virus after seeing a massive drop in infections in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

What happened: The infection rate in the city dropped significantly by 77% after scientists released about 6 million mosquitoes infected by the Wolbachia bacteria which is used to target the virus, according to The Guardian.

Scientists Warn That ‘Super Malaria’ Spreading Through Southeast Asia Could Threaten the World

A new form of malaria that is resistant to today’s standard treatment, currently being referred to as “Super Malaria,” has broken out in Southern Vietnam.

According to BBC, scientists are warning the public that the rapid spread of “Super Malaria” in Southeast Asia could pose a global threat. The first case of parasitic infection of this drug resistant Malaria was in Cambodia back in 2007. And ever since then, it has traveled across SEA to Thailand, Laos, Myanmar and now Vietnam.