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Fighting Fire With Fire

Targeting the 'Cockroach of Mosquitoes' to Halt Dengue

By Anette Breindl

Friday, August 26, 2011
There is no dengue vaccine for humans. But in two papers published in the Aug. 25, 2011, edition of Nature, Australian scientists reported that they can essentially vaccinate mosquitoes against the dengue virus by infecting them with another microbe: the bacterium Wolbachia.

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