Indonesia dengue fever study offers hope in disease battle


According to the study conducted by the World Mosquito Programme at Monash University in Australia and Indonesia’s Gadjah Mada university, Wolbachia suppresses the ability of the virus to replicate in dengue-carrying Aedes aegypti mosquitoes and cause infections when they bite humans. – AFP pic, June 11, 2021.

DENGUE fever infections dropped dramatically in an Indonesian study where a bacteria was introduced into disease-carrying mosquitoes, offering hope in the battle against an illness that sickens millions annually around the world.

Results of the three-year study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine this week, found that infecting dengue-carrying mosquitoes with a harmless bacteria called Wolbachia led to a 77% drop in human cases.


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