Special mosquitos to combat dengue fever in Binh Duong

L. Phuong,  VN Express,  2022.

Capsules containing mosquito eggs resistant to dengue fever viruses were released in southern Binh Duong’s Thu Dau Mot Town on Thursday to help control the disease. The Wolbachia Project in southern Vietnam, conducted by the World Mosquito Program and collaborators, seeks to release mosquitos infected with the Wolbachia bacteria into the environment. The bacteria, a natural pathogen to several insects, would compete with viruses like dengue, Zika, chikungunya and yellow fever found inside mosquitos, thus making it harder for viruses to replicate and for mosquitos to spread the viruses to humans.

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