Dengue breakthrough after mosquitoes laced with natural bacteria

Injecting mosquito eggs with Wolbachia, a naturally occurring bacteria, is showing promise for reducing the cases of dengue in parts of Indonesia. Although dengue cases have been increasing, in areas of Indonesia where mosquitoes infected with Wolbachia were released, "their capacity to transmit the virus that causes dengue was vastly reduced," as compared to areas with untreated mosquito populations.

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