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Fungus could control mosquitoes, research suggests

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Researchers at Swansea University say a fungus could be the key to controlling mosquitoes.

Fungus Metarhizium anisopliae lives in soil and kills a whole range of insects and researchers say it also affects mosquito larvae if added to the water where the insect breeds.

The insects carry diseases such as yellow fever and malaria.

According to the World Health Organisation malaria causes 800,000 deaths a year world-wide.

The team at Swansea University's department of bioscience said initial trials are very promising.

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