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10 Nov 2023

Major Advances in Battle Against Mosquito-Borne Diseases

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Humanity has taken two major strides in combating mosquito-borne illnesses, which claim about 700,000 lives a year. Preliminary findings from a new, cost-effective malaria vaccine could reduce mortality rate in under-5s by 34%. Additionally, releasing mosquitoes infected with Wolbachia bacteria that obstruct virus transmission, reduced dengue fever incidence by 94% and showed promise against other diseases. [Source](