Infectious Diseases: Antiviral Wolbachia Limits Dengue in Malaysia

Ewa Chrostek, Gregory D.D. Hurst, Elizabeth A. McGraw

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Abstract

Vector-borne viral diseases pose an urgent public health challenge, particularly in the tropics. Field releases of mosquitoes carrying bacterial symbionts that reduce vector competence are ongoing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Early results show that wAlbB Wolbachia can persist in mosquitoes in urban settings and decrease dengue incidence in humans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R30-R32
JournalCurrent Biology
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 6 2020

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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