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Wolbachia Method

  Sep 07, 2020

Wolbachia Method

Q. Why is this in news?

A. A recent study suggests that the “Wolbachia method” could be used to significantly reduce the incidence of dengue fever, a mosquito-borne disease, in populations where the illness is endemic.

Q. How it works?

Q. Where was this method tested?

Dengue fever could be eradicated in hot countries by infecting mosquitoes  with bacteria | Daily Mail Online

About Dengue: 

Dengue is a viral disease that is endemic in many countries, including India.

Although it usually results in mild illness, severe dengue infections can sometimes prove fatal.

World Health Organization (WHO) 

estimates suggest an annual incidence of 100-400 million dengue infections every year, with its global incidence growing dramatically “in recent decades”.