Aliota MT, Walker EC, Uribe Yepes A, Dario Velez I, Christensen BM, Osorio JE

The wMel Strain of Wolbachia Reduces Transmission of Chikungunya Virus in Aedes aegypti

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 10(4): e0004677. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004677

This paper examines the effect of Wolbachia on the transmission of chikungunya virus by Aedes aegypti. The authors found that Aedes aegypti mosquitoes infected with Wolbachia had reduced chikungunya virus infection, dissemination and transmission rates, compared to wild mosquitoes without Wolbachia.

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