Using bacteria to control mosquito-transmitted diseases

Climate change and urbanisation will affect the future of mosquito-born diseases including Zika and dengue, but Australian scientists have found that infecting mosquitoes with a particular bacteria could help control mosquito populations.To find out whether bacteria could spell the end for mosquito-born diseases, we were joined by Dr Cameron Webb, principal hospital scientist of medical entomology at Westmead Hospital and clinical lecturer at Sydney University.

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