30
May

Mosquitoes infected with virus-suppressing bacteria could help control dengue fever

Via Top Health News -- ScienceDaily

Mosquitoes infected with the bacteria Wolbachia are significantly worse vectors for dengue virus, but how to establish and spread Wolbachia in an urban mosquito population is unclear. A study now demonstrates that over time, strategic releases may be enough for mosquitoes infected with the dengue-suppressing bacteria to spread across large cities.

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