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Making dengue a thing of the past

Saturday 14 May 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in Features, Weekend

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Making dengue a thing of the past
The World Mosquito Program in partnership with Te Marae Ora carried out initial baseline research to see if the Cook Islands was suitable for the Wolbachia method. Photo: SUPPLIED/22051333

The dengue virus in the Cook Islands could be a thing of the past in a couple of years thanks to Wolbachia – a naturally occurring bacteria that prevents the spread of mosquito-borne diseases.

The dengue virus in the Cook Islands could be a thing of the past in a couple of years thanks to Wolbachia – a naturally occurring bacteria that prevents the spread of mosquito-borne diseases.


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