Miraculous treatment successfully reduces dengue fever cases
Scientists have successfully tested a miraculous cure for dengue fever.
Scientists say that a revolutionary experiment has reduced the number of dengue cases by 77%. In this experiment, these results have been obtained by modifying the mosquitoes that spread dengue fever.
The mosquitoes used in the experiment in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, were infected with a ‘charismatic’ bacterium that significantly reduced their ability to spread dengue.
The team from the World Mosquito Program says that in this way the dengue virus can be solved all over the world.
The dengue virus affects about 25,000 deaths and more than 390 million people worldwide each year, while the World Health Organization has listed dengue as one of the 10 threats to global health.
The mosquitoes used in the experiment were infected with a bacterium called Valbacha. The baby bacteria live in the parts of the mosquito’s body where the dengue virus tries to enter. This bacterium does not allow the dengue virus to grow, so when a mosquito bites someone, the chances of the dengue virus spreading are reduced.
The New England Medical Journal published the results of the experiment, which showed a 77% reduction in dengue patients and an 86% reduction in the number of dengue patients visiting hospitals.