"'Miraculous' Mosquito Hack Cuts Dengue By 77%"

"Dengue fever cases have been cut by 77% in a "groundbreaking" trial that manipulates the mosquitoes that spread it, say scientists.

They used mosquitoes infected with "miraculous" bacteria that reduce the insect's ability to spread dengue.

The trial took place in Yogyakarta city, Indonesia, and is being expanded in the hope of eradicating the virus.

The World Mosquito Programme team says it could be a solution to a virus that has gone around the world."

James Gallagher reports for BBC News June 10, 2021.

Source: BBC News, 06/11/2021