Surprising progress in the fight against Dengue

Surprising progress in the fight against Dengue

Thanks to a tiny bacterium and mosquitoes, the world may be able to defeat this terrible disease for the sake of overall well-being.

When it comes to slaughtering people, no other creature — the shark, the wind, or the crocodile is as dangerous as the mosquito.

But within the battle against dengue fever, mosquitoes have ended up a shockingly effective partner in terms of life-saving and recuperating.

Dengue fever could be a viral illness transmitted by the nibble of Aedes aegypti mosquito. It is nicknamed ‘Breakbone Fever’ due to extreme torment within the body. Almost 400 million individuals are tainted with dengue each year. And more than 20,000 individuals kicked the bucket of dengue. Warm temperatures have extended the topographical extend of mosquitoes due to climate alter. As a result, the number of individuals tainted with dengue has been expanding in later a long time.

Analysts at the World Mosquito Program, be that as it may, are working on a breakthrough that seem vanquish dengue for human well-being. This groundbreaking work is based on the minor bacterium Olbacia and the Aedes aegypti mosquito.

Olbacia could be a common and safe bacterium. It is found in 60 percent of all sorts of creepy crawlies counting natural product flies, bees, moths and butterflies. But it isn’t found within the Aedes aegypti mosquito.

More than a decade back, analysts found a brilliant thing almost Olbacia. On the off chance that Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are given Olbacia, it anticipates them from transmitting the dengue infection.

Analysts have found that when mosquitoes mate, Olbacia spreads quickly among them. Mosquitoes anticipate the spread of dengue from one era to another.

These preparatory considers have been worn out a research facility. The another step is to test whether this strategy works within the genuine world. In case mosquitoes are cleared out in an range, can it diminish dengue?

The World Mosquito Program, a non-profit organization working to halt the spread of dengue and other mosquito-borne illnesses, is conducting inquire about in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. (Our Establishment could be a glad pledge drive for this consider. I went to Jakarta to see when this work begun in 2014. I indeed made a difference bolster a few of the Olbacia-carrying mosquitoes!)

As portion of a ‘randomized controlled trial’, analysts discharged olbacia mosquitoes in different parts of Jakarta. Yogyakarta has the most elevated dengue fever rate within the nation.


Mosquito discharge in populated regions is certainly a common arrangement within the battle against dengue. Analysts have worked closely with the nearby community to pick up open certainty. They have met thousands of individuals within the city. Replied people’s questions and concerns approximately this venture. This exertion has gone on year after year. But this work has esteem.

The comes about of the try were distributed within The Modern Britain Diary of Medication final June. This appears that the mosquito-borne mosquitoes have decreased the number of dengue cases by 6 percent. The number of healing center confirmations for dengue has diminished by 6 percent.

Presently the World Mosquito Program is working to grow this exertion in cities around the world, counting Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Australia, and Fiji, where dengue may be a danger.