Mosquitoes are helping to fight one of the world’s fastest-spreading viruses

A trial in Indonesia has seen a 77% drop in dengue fever cases after mosquitoes were infected with a bacteria commonly found in insects. It’s called Wolbachia and it reduces a mosquito’s ability to spread dengue, by making it harder for the virus to replicate.
Dengue Fever is found in more than 100 countries throughout the tropics and is the world’s fastest-spreading mosquito-borne disease. This new preventive technique holds great promise to control the spread of dengue.

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