Global & Disaster Medicine

Wolbachia bacteria may curb the ability of A aegypti to transmit Zika virus.

Nature

“….MosquitoMate’s strategy is to release infected males to mate with uninfected females. Eggs fertilized by infected males don’t hatch, which helps reduce mosquito populations. In tests in three US states over the past 3 years, the mosquitoes reduced wild A albopictus populations by about 70%….”

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