Bacteria putting stop to dengue spread – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Researchers say they hope most dengue mosquitoes at Machans Beach, north of Cairns in far north Queensland, will be unable to transmit the disease by the end of the wet season.

For the past month, the Monash University-led team has been releasing mosquitoes with a bacteria that stops them spreading dengue fever.

Program leader professor Scott O’Neill says 49 per cent of mosquitoes caught are now carrying the wolbachia bacteria and he hopes to almost double that number.

via Bacteria putting stop to dengue spread – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).

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