matt: we will be back in 60 seconds. don't go away. matt: welcome back. brazil is witnessing a surgeon fever. the health ministry says there have been 740,000 new cases from the start of the year to mid april. peter: spread by mosquitoes, there are no vaccines to prevent infection just yet but they are trying to slow the spread by genetically modified mosquitoes. here is more. reporter: there are 1000 insects in each container. they are releasing a quarter of a million mosquitoes into the wild. these insects were bred in a laboratory and the team hopes to use them to stop deadly favor from -- fever from spreading. >> we are not attacking the fever directly. we are going after the carriers of the disease. it will have a direct in spec on -- impact on the spread of dengue. reporter: 2 million anti-dengue mosquitoes are bred in this laboratory in sao paulo state. only male larvae they are allowed to develop -- larvae are allowed to develop. they don't bite but are deadly to other mosquitoes. >> when they are released, they will find the females in the wild.
you could say that matt embrey's design was certainly in good taste. it helped the fifth grader win first place. >> i really, really love chinese, and i like other food and my favorite part is the fortune cookie. so i decided to do a closed fortune cookie and an opened fortune cookie, like when someone's gonna eat it. so their fortune is gonna be "be tobacco free" so that maybe the fortune will, like, make them realize that it's really bad to smoke and that they should be a smart cookie, like it says on the poster, and not to smoke. >> the first-place winners from each state go to the national competition in washington, d.c. >> i thought it was really cool that i was representing the state of connecticut. i was able to meet our state representatives, and it was really cool to be able to meet them, because that's, like, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. >> connecticut's "tar wars" program is sponsored by charlotte hungerford hospital. >> "tar wars" is a good idea because it shows kids to not smoke and the consequences and what it could do to your health
i'm matt for "teen kids news." >> this week's driving tip is brought to you by the national road safety foundation. [ school bell rings ] >> all right, guys! so guess what? the dance is this saturday. >> are you going? >> yes. let's all go together. >> oh, that sounds awesome! [ engine turns over ] >> okay, so you know the theme tonight... >> what happened? >> ...is all school spirit. everything spirit -- so red, black... >> rachel. hey, rache! [ heart beating ] >> oh, yeah, face paint! rachel, you'll get face paint. >> [ echoing ] rachel... >> [ echoing ] rachel... >> [ echoing ] rachel... [ heart beating ] n't focus. i was always interrupting my t eammates. earlier in my career my coach approached me. he had some questions for me and, you know, first question was, do i ever have, you know, growing up did i have focus problems? and i said, "yes, coach, you know i obviously suffered from adhd as a kid." i felt like i've outgrown it. and he said, "i think that you know sometimes i don't feel like you're focused." so the next day i went and saw a doctor. i had no reason to be embarrassed,
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