New Developments in the Fight Against Dengue Fever

Dengue fever is a virus affecting affects 390 million people each year globally. The virus causes a range of symptoms, including severe fever, headaches and muscle aches. What is even more troubling is that exposure to one of the strains of the virus does not provide immunity to other strains. 

A second infection can cause hemorrhage, shock and even death.The CSIRO has announced a new initiative to fight the virus; genetically engineered mosquitoes that are resistant to all strains of Dengue Fever. 

Jess spoke with Dr Prasad Paradkar, a senior scientist at CSIRO’s Australian Animal Health Laboratory to find out more.

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