TEMPE, Ariz. (KSAZ)
The Zika virus has swept across dozens of countries and has been a hot topic the past few weeks.
The big question is how to stop it from spreading even further.
We caught up with an ASU professor to talk about how the virus works and how the push in Brazil to release genetically modified mosquitos could help the problem.
Professor Andrew Maynard says Zika-infected mosquitos may not be in Arizona anytime soon, but the worry lies in places like Florida that would be much more conducive for the species.
Maynard says the modification would be passed down through consecutive generations of mosquitoes until all that remained was the human-designed mosquito that is unable to host the virus.
Until then, Maynard suggests wearing insect repellent and watching what bugs are around when outside.