The World Mosquito Project cultivates and releases mosquitoes infected with a bacterium called Wolbachia which is passed down to future generations. The bacterium appears to block mosquitos from transmitting arboviruses (dengue, chikungunya & yellow fever) & Zika.

The World Mosquito Project cultivates and releases mosquitoes infected with a bacterium called Wolbachia which is passed down to future generations. The bacterium appears to block mosquitos from transmitting arboviruses (dengue, chikungunya & yellow fever) & Zika.

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