Joubert DA, O'Neill SL
Comparison of Stable and Transient Wolbachia Infection Models in Aedes aegypti to Block Dengue and West Nile Viruses
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
This study examines the effect of stable and transient Wolbachia infection in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes exposed to dengue virus (DENV), West Nile virus (WNV) and Plasmodium. Both stable and transient Wolbachia infections were found to have a blocking effect on the tested pathogens, however the magnitude of the effect was greater for stably infected mosquitoes. The study found no evidence of any enhancement of either DENV or WNV pathogens in Wolbachia-infected Aedes aegypti.