The wMel strain of Wolbachia
reduces transmission of Chikungunya virus in Aedesaegypti.
Dr Stephanie Rainey, 34, is part of a University of Glasgow team which has found that a strain of the bacteria Wolbachia
can prevent the spread of some infections.
The mosquitoes are Aedes albopictus males (and therefore don't bite) that have been intentionally infected with certain specific strains of Wolbachia
One such innovation uses a bacterium called Wolbachia
, either to stop deadly viruses from growing or to reduce mosquito populations.
is present in about 60% of species of insects, including some mosquitoes.
Doxycycline as a novel strategy against bancroftian filariasis-depletion of Wolbachia
endosymbionts from Wuchereria bancrofti and stop of microfilaria production.
Doxycycline, which is active against the endosymbiont Wolbachia
Some examples include vaccines, release of sterile male mosquitoes, and a promising method which involves infecting the mosquito with a harmless natural bacterium called Wolbachia
There are two biological strategies of vector control: Wolbachia
related technique and sterile insect production by radiation technique.
This damage, called heartworm-associated respiratory disease (HARD), is mediated largely by inflammation associated with the immune reaction against the worms and may be exacerbated by the presence of a species of bacteria called Wolbachia
, which can be harbored by the D immitis worm.
The Control District released 20,000 male mosquitoes earlier this week that were infected with natural Wolbachia
bacteria on Stock Island as a trial to fight Zika and other diseases in the area, a (https://www.
The re-emerging arboviral threat: Hidden enemies: The emergence of obscure arboviral diseases, and the potential use of Wolbachia
in their control.