Researchers breed ‘good’ mosquitoes to combat dengue

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia: Researchers in Indonesia have found a way to fight disease-bearing mosquitoes by breeding a species of the insect which carries a kind of bacteria that prevents viruses like dengue from growing inside them. Wolbachia is a common bacteria that occurs naturally in 60% of insect species, including some mosquitoes, fruit flies, moths, dragonflies and butterflies. It is not, however, found in dengue-carrying Aedes … Continue reading Researchers breed ‘good’ mosquitoes to combat dengue