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বিশ্বের সবচেয়ে বড় মশার কারখানা, প্রতি সপ্তাহে ছাড়া হবে লাখ লাখ মশা!

বিশ্বের সবচেয়ে বড় মশার কারখানা খুলেছে চীন! দীর্ঘ দিন থেকেই একানে মশার চাষ হচ্ছে। পরিকল্পনা অনুযায়ী, প্রতি সপ্তাহে এখান থেকে লাখ লাখ মশা ছাড়া হবে। তবে এর পেছনের উদ্দেশ্য আছে। সেটি হলো ডেঙ্গু প্রতিরোধ।

চীনের শাজি আইল্যান্ডসে ডেঙ্গুর প্রকোপে প্রতি বছর বহু মানুষের মৃত্যু হয়। এছাড়া মশাবাহিত নানা রোগে আক্রান্ত হয় অনেক মানুষ। তাই উত্তর-পশ্চিম গুয়াংঝু প্রদেশের প্রশাসন মশা উৎ‌পাদনের কারখানা স্থাপনের সিদ্ধান্ত নেয়। এই কারখানায় জীবাণুমুক্ত মশা চাষ করা হবে। এরা হবে জেনেটিক্যালি মডিফাইড মশা। অর্থাৎ‌ ডেঙ্গু-সহ নানা মশাবাহী রোগের জীবাণু বহন করবে না এসব মশা। তাতে সাপও মরবে, লাঠিও ভাঙবে না। জীবাণুমুক্ত মশা উড়বে। এসব মশা কামড়াবে, কিন্তু রোগের ভয় নেই। বাস্তুতন্ত্রেও বিঘ্ন ঘটবে না।

Pic shows: The mosquitos. A revolutionary new project has been decimating mosquito populations after a factory was set up to produce a million infertile mosquitoes every week to fight against Dengue fever. The revolutionary idea which is being tested in the Science City area in the city of Guangzhou, capital of China’s southern Guangdong Province, is centred on the fact that a female mosquito will only mate once. That mating then stimulators her to produce eggs. But by releasing infertile male mosquitoes, the eggs never develop. And the scientist have found that by releasing 1 million infertile mosquitoes every week they have been significantly reducing concentrations of the bloodsucking insect. The project’s team leader, Xi Zhiyong, who led a first round of trial tests recently, confirmed they had been releasing the mosquitoes to nearby Shazi Island every week to combat dengue fever. The release of the male mosquitoes is no threat to the human population because not only do they not carry the disease, but male mosquitoes do not bite. In fact most mosquitoes feed on fruit and plant nectar, and only the females need the blood to provide the protein to lay eggs. Tests results found that the sterilised male mosquitoes were able to help reduce the mosquito population by some 90 per cent. According to Zhiyong, releasing sterilised mosquitos into the wild is just one of several innovative attempts to fight dengue fever, a disease which causes 22,000 deaths annually, mostly amongst children. With no vaccine or treatment for dengue haemorrhagic fever, China experienced its worst outbreak in decades, which resulted in some 47,000 cases. The pain caused by the disease is so intense that it has also become known as the "break bone disease". Scientists believe that if it works in the current testing it can also be used in other regions around the world for example to fight against malaria. (ends)

 

কারখানার টিম লিডার সি ঝিওং জানান, পরীক্ষামূলকভাবে ব্যাপক সাফল্য মিলেছে এই পরিকল্পনায়। রোগ সৃষ্টিকারী প্রায় ৯০ শতাংশ মশা কমানো যাচ্ছে।

Pic shows: In the factory where it is produced a million infertile mosquitoes in order to fight against dengue fever. A revolutionary new project has been decimating mosquito populations after a factory was set up to produce a million infertile mosquitoes every week in order to fight against dengue fever. The revolutionary idea which is being tested in Guangzhou Science City, a technology-centred area in the city of Guangzhou, capital of China’s southern Guangdong Province, is focussed on the fact that a female mosquito will only mate once. That mating then stimulators her to produce eggs. But by releasing infertile male mosquitoes, the eggs never develop. And the scientist have found that by releasing 1 million infertile mosquitoes every week, they have been significantly reducing concentrations of the bloodsucking insect. The project’s team leader, Xi Zhiyong, who led a first round of trial tests recently, confirmed they had been releasing the mosquitoes into the nearby Shazi Island every week to combat dengue fever. The release of the male mosquitoes is no threat to the human population because not only do they not carry the disease, but male mosquitoes do not bite. In fact most mosquitoes feed on fruit and plant nectar, and only the females need the blood to provide the protein to lay eggs. Tests results found that the sterilised male mosquitoes were able to help reduce the mosquito population by some 90 percent. According to Zhiyong, releasing sterilised mosquitos into the wild is just one of several innovative attempts to fight dengue fever, a disease which causes as many as 22,000 deaths worldwide each year, mostly children. With no vaccine or treatment for dengue haemorrhagic fever, China experienced its worst outbreak in decades, which resulted in some 47,000 cases. The pain caused by the disease is so intense that it has also become known as the "break-bone disease". Scientists believe that if the project works in the current testing, it could also be used in other regions around the world for example to fight against malaria. (ends)

গত বছরই চীনে প্রায় ৫০ হাজার মানুষ মশাবাহীত রোগে আক্রান্ত হয়, এতে প্রায় ২২ হাজার মানুষের মৃত্যু হয়। বেশিরভাগই গুয়াংঝু প্রদেশের বাসিন্দা।

Pic shows: In the factory where it is produced a million infertile mosquitoes in order to fight against dengue fever. A revolutionary new project has been decimating mosquito populations after a factory was set up to produce a million infertile mosquitoes every week in order to fight against dengue fever. The revolutionary idea which is being tested in Guangzhou Science City, a technology-centred area in the city of Guangzhou, capital of China’s southern Guangdong Province, is focussed on the fact that a female mosquito will only mate once. That mating then stimulators her to produce eggs. But by releasing infertile male mosquitoes, the eggs never develop. And the scientist have found that by releasing 1 million infertile mosquitoes every week, they have been significantly reducing concentrations of the bloodsucking insect. The project’s team leader, Xi Zhiyong, who led a first round of trial tests recently, confirmed they had been releasing the mosquitoes into the nearby Shazi Island every week to combat dengue fever. The release of the male mosquitoes is no threat to the human population because not only do they not carry the disease, but male mosquitoes do not bite. In fact most mosquitoes feed on fruit and plant nectar, and only the females need the blood to provide the protein to lay eggs. Tests results found that the sterilised male mosquitoes were able to help reduce the mosquito population by some 90 percent. According to Zhiyong, releasing sterilised mosquitos into the wild is just one of several innovative attempts to fight dengue fever, a disease which causes as many as 22,000 deaths worldwide each year, mostly children. With no vaccine or treatment for dengue haemorrhagic fever, China experienced its worst outbreak in decades, which resulted in some 47,000 cases. The pain caused by the disease is so intense that it has also become known as the "break-bone disease". Scientists believe that if the project works in the current testing, it could also be used in other regions around the world for example to fight against malaria. (ends)






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