Benign bacteria block mosquitoes from transmitting Zika, chikungunya viruses

Posted by on July 1, 2016 1:39 pm
Categories: Science

Researchers have confirmed that a benign bacterium called Wolbachia pipientis can completely block transmission of Zika virus in Aedes aegypti. Scientists say the bacteria could present a ‘novel biological control mechanism,’ aiding efforts to stop the spread of Zika virus.

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