A quick and easy new method to detect Wolbachia bacteria in intact Aedes mosquitoes

Posted by on June 30, 2016 6:44 pm
Categories: health

Aedes aegypti mosquitoes transmit dengue, chikungunya, and Zika viruses. A study reports a new technique that could make one approach to mosquito control — using Wolbachia bacteria that reduce the mosquitoes’ ability to transmit viral pathogens — a whole lot easier and cheaper to implement and evaluate.

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