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

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 publishing on May 30, 2017, in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Michael Turelli from University of California, Davis, and colleagues from Scott O'Neill's 'Eliminate Dengue Program' demonstrates that over time, strategic releases may be enough for mosquitoes infected with the dengue-suppressing...

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