Donald Henderson headed an army of field workers around the world under an initiative of the World Health Organization.
"Beating malaria without using insecticides is my ultimate dream."
Supporters of the modified mosquitoes say they could be a key asset in the fight against Zika.
Wuchereria bancrofti is found in many areas in Africa where HIV infection rates are high, and can cause elephantiasis.
"We went into the chemical basis involved in repelling malaria mosquitoes by odours emanating from the chickens."
Girls between the ages of 15 and 19 are up to eight times more likely to be HIV-positive than boys the same age.
The case is the most prolific transmission of MERS virus from one patient outside the Middle East.
"Whereas deaths from many infectious diseases have dropped since 1990, viral hepatitis deaths have risen."
For decades, dietary fat has been blamed for artery-clogging cholesterol linked to heart disease and stroke.
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