Dengue Infections Can Be Sharply Reduced With Wolbachia Bacteria

J. Stone,  Medscape,  2021.

A modestly titled new study released in the New England Journal of Medicine belies the extraordinary 77% protective efficacy reported for preventing dengue infections with Wolbachia-infected Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. A cluster-randomized clinical trial, the AWED (“Applying Wolbachia to Eliminate Dengue”) study was conducted in Yogyakarta, Indonesia and led by professors Adi Utarini, MD, PhD, of Gadjah Mada University and Cameron Simmons, PhD, the World Mosquito Program’s Oceana director, in partnership with the Tahija Foundation and Monash University.

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