Now ‘super-infected’ mosquitoes to reduce risk of Zika virus
Melbourne: In a bid to reduce the risk of dreaded virus Zika spreading through mosquitoes, scientists have created a new strain of 'super-infected' mosquitoes.
The ‘super-infected’ species of mosquitoes can reduce the risk of dengue fever and the Zika virus spreading among humans.
- These mosquitoes are known as Aedes aegypti.
- These have been infected with two types of Wolbachia bacterium.
- Wolbachia could potentially help fight these diseases.