Bacteria-infected mosquitoes cut dengue by 77%


A pilot test in Indonesia of mosquitoes infected with Wolbachia bacteria reduced dengue cases by 77% and related hospitalizations by 86%, researchers reported in The New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers placed 5 million Wolbachia-infected mosquito eggs in buckets of water every two weeks in 12 study zones and compared the results with control zones in the same city.

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