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Mosquito vaccine to stop virus

Researchers have developed a mosquito vaccine to control the spread of deadly diseases by the insects.

Scientists have discovered that injecting a specific microbe into mosquitoes can prevent them from transmitting the dengue virus.

This strain of virus kills about 20,000 people every year across the globe.

Research also found female mosquitoes carrying the microbe passed it on to their offspring, in effect vaccinating the next generation.

Researchers say their discovery could potentially save thousands of lives.

Read more at James Cook University

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