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Bacteria Shown to Stop Transmission of Mosquito-borne Illness

Researchers in Australia have shown that introducing a naturally-occurring bacterium in the wild, called Wolbachia, can control mosquitoes that cause Dengue fever. Wolbachia occurs naturally in 60 percent of all insect species, but not in Aedes aegypti, say experts.  That’s the mosquito that spreads dengue.  The mosquito species can also transmit Zika virus, yellow fever and Chikagunya, but researchers are focusing on Dengue. Australian scientists have found a low-cost way to...

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