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  • PRO/EDR> Dengue/DHF update (11): Asia, Pacific, Wolbachia, autochthonous
    Sat, 12 Sep 2020 17:23:58 -0400
    Dengue -- Bangladesh
    Epidemiologists are typically cautious in the language they use. But "staggering" and "epochal" are some of their comments on newly released results from a trial of a biological technology that aims to stop the spread of mosquito-borne diseases. The trial, conducted in Yogyakarta in Indonesia, showed that releasing mosquitoes modified to carry a bacterium called _Wolbachia_, which stops the insects from transmitting some viruses, led to a steep drop in cases of dengue fever in the city. These