Genetically modified mosquitoes used to curb outbreaks, AsiaOne Malaysia News

February 1, 2015 2:47 AM

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Genetically modified mosquitoes used to curb outbreaks, AsiaOne Malaysia News

PETALING JAYA - Genetically modified mosquitoes are being tried out in efforts to eliminate dengue outbreaks in a number of countries.

The Eliminate Dengue project employs Wolbachia, a naturally occurring bacteria, to reduce the ability of mosquitoes to pass the dengue strain to people.

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