Category Archives: Wolbachia bacteria

Inheritable bacteria controls Aedes mosquitoes’ ability to transmit Zika.


The mosquito Aedes aegypti, typically linked with dengue fever and chikungunya transmission, is also associated with the spread of Zika virus.  In the absence of a vaccine, current effective control options are limited to reducing the abundance of mosquito vector populations. However, there is a clear need for novel efficacious approaches, given that existing strategies such as insecticides and larval

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