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Breakthrough: mosquitoes laced with bacteria could reduce transmission

Aug 27, 2020 13:26 IST

In a major breakthrough that could help eliminate dengue, researchers have found that infecting mosquitoes with a naturally occurring bacteria could reduce their ability to transmit the disease. Researchers from the World Mosquito Program, conducted a research in Indonesia, where they released mosquitoes infected with the bacteria Wolbachia into parts of the Yogyakarta city. They found that dengue infections reduced by 77% as compared to untreated areas. The same technique is being used in other parts of the globe, to try and eliminate the disease. Experts believe that global heating and urbanisation are partly responsible for fuelling the spread of these mosquitoes.

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