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Now ‘super-infected’ mosquitoes to reduce risk of Zika virus

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Published on 20 Feb 2016 8:12 AM GMT

Now ‘super-infected’ mosquitoes to reduce risk of Zika virus
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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.

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