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Predicting Wolbachia potential to knock down dengue virus transmission

Louis Lambrechts 1, *
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Abstract : Releasing mosquitoes infected with the intracellular bacteria Wolbachia is a candidate strategy for dengue control that has recently advanced to field-testing. A critical next step is to evaluate the impact of this strategy on dengue epidemiology. A recent study by Ferguson and colleagues presents a mathematical framework to predict the likely effect of mosquitoes carrying Wolbachia on dengue virus transmission. Fitting the mathematical model to empirical data obtained with Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes experimentally challenged with viremic blood from dengue patients indicates that dengue virus transmission could be reduced by a degree that would have a significant impact on public health.
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Louis Lambrechts. Predicting Wolbachia potential to knock down dengue virus transmission. Annals of translational medicine, AME Publishing Company, 2015, 3 (19), pp.288. ⟨10.3978/j.issn.2305-5839.2015.09.33⟩. ⟨pasteur-02011023⟩

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