Bacteria In Mosquito Can Stop Dengue Fever

Dengue fever is an infectious tropical disease caused by the dengue virus. It is majorly transmitted by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes and kills approximately 20,000 people per year in 100 countries.
Australian researchers think they can slow down the spread of Dengue Fever by injecting bacteria in mosquitoes.
Professor Scott O'Neill, lead author and dean of science faculty at Monash University said, "The main feature we saw was their ability to reduce dengue transmission. It almost completely abolished dengue virus in the body of the mosquito".
They injected bacteria into more than 2,500 embryos of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that can spread dengue fever. After they hatched, they were treated to blood meals laced with the dengue virus but none picked up the virus.
They say such infected mosquitoes should be released into the wild so that the of dengue may reduced.


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