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Colombian university uses immunized mosquitoes to combat Zika

Colombian health officials are reporting a rise in Zika cases, with more than 31,000 infections confirmed. Scientists at Colombia’s University of Antioquia are working on a strategy to neutralize the mosquitoes behind the Zika virus with the help of a bacteria called Wolbachia. When this bacteria is introduced in the mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus, it impedes the virus from reproducing, ensuring that the mosquitoes do not transmit it.

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