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Zika Crisis - The IAEA Responds

Producer: Louise Potterton, Video Editor: Petr Pavlicek

The IAEA is providing nuclear-related technology to countries affected by the Zika virus in Latin America and the Caribbean. 

After twelve years of research at IAEA laboratories, a pest control technique that uses radiation to sterilize is being transferred to the region where it will be integrated in national mosquito control programmes and further developed. 

The method is known as the sterile insect technique (SIT). 

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