From Dr Mae-Wan Ho - Institute of Science in Society
A team of researchers at several universities in Australia have made a breakthrough in controlling the spread of dengue fever. They infected the mosquito vector with a symbiotic bacterium that stops the dengue virus from multiplying in the mosquito host thereby effectively blocking the transmission of the virus from mosquitoes to humans.
This makes obsolete all attempts at controlling natural disease vectors through transgenic mosquitoes, which are by comparison ineffective, inefficient, costly, and hazardous to varying degrees.
Wolbachia-infected mosquito protects against infection...