Infecting mosquitoes with bacterium Wolbachia cuts dengue spread

News: A study has suggested that the “Wolbachia method” could be used to significantly reduce the spread of dengue. Facts: Wolbachia: They are safe, natural bacteria present in up to 60% of insect species including some mosquitoes.They are safe for humans, animals and the environment. However, it is not usually found in the Aedes aegypti… Continue reading Infecting mosquitoes with bacterium Wolbachia cuts dengue spread

In battle against spread of chikungunya and dengue, ICMR finds unlikely ally — bacteria

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has developed a strain of the Aedes aegypti mosquito into which Wolbachia, a naturally occurring bacteria, is introduced. The mosquito variant has been named the Puducherry strain. It was developed by ICMR in collaboration with World Mosquito Program of Monash University, Australia. Wolbachia bacteria is introduced into male and… Continue reading In battle against spread of chikungunya and dengue, ICMR finds unlikely ally — bacteria