Eastern Australia: Dengue is one of the deadly diseases transmitted by mosquitoes. Now an experiment has succeeded in reducing its spread by 77%.
In a double-blind study, experts introduced the Wolbeckia bacteria in mosquitoes, which have a strong ability to fight and destroy the dengue virus. It was tested in Indonesia and lasted for 27 months. The results showed that the spread of dengue was 77% lower than before.
Scientists at Monash University have done this and they say it is a safe, long lasting and very effective way to control dengue. Experimental professor Cameron Simons says it is very easy to introduce Wolbeckia to the whole world.
Volbica bacteria are found in many species of insects and animals except mosquitoes. When it was introduced to Aedes aegypti, a type of mosquito that spreads dengue, it spread from one generation to another, and within a few months, a large number of mosquitoes with the bacterium were born. Volcanoes have the ability to naturally eliminate or reduce the dengue virus. The spread of dengue in this way created a whole breed of helpless mosquitoes that can bite humans but cannot transmit the virus. That is why it is being seen as a useful way to prevent dengue.
Australian experts seized the feces of many Aedes aegypti mosquitoes and injected them with the Volbeckia virus. After this hard and patient work, all the matter was released into the atmosphere. Thus, the dengue season affected 77% fewer people than the previous epidemic. This is because the dengue virus had died in mosquitoes.