Australian scientists slash dengue fever in Indonesia by infecting mosquitoes with bacteria

Australian scientists may have found the secret to eradicating dengue fever, with a lengthy trial in Indonesia drastically reducing the incidence of the mosquito-borne virus.

Researchers at Melbourne’s Monash University — working with scientists in Yogyakarta, in Central Java — have spent three years infecting local mosquitoes with a bacteria known to prevent them from transmitting the virus to humans.


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