Researchers work on method of detecting disease carrying mosquitos

Sandia National Labratories
Sandia National Labratories

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE)– Researchers at Sandia National Labs are fine-tuning a technique they hope will be quicker and more accurate to detect mosquitoes carrying dangerous diseases like the Zika Virus and West Nile.

Researchers developed a way to light up disease-carrying mosquitos that could spread West Nile.

Now, they’re working on doing the same to screen for Zika Virus.

In the future, it could help field workers target threatening mosquitos and figure out how to triage patients. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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