Researchers release ‘good’ mosquitoes to suppress dengue fever in Brazil (VIDEO)

September 25, 2014 11:58 PM

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Researchers release ‘good’ mosquitoes to suppress dengue fever in Brazil (VIDEO)

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sep 26 ― Brazilian researchers have released thousands of mosquitoes infected with bacteria that suppress dengue fever in Rio de Janeiro.

Researchers hope the infected mosquitoes will multiply, breed and become the majority, thus reducing cases of the disease. The Wolbachia bacteria cannot be transmitted to humans.

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