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Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2012 Sep;107(6):828-9.

Why do we need alternative tools to control mosquito-borne diseases in Latin America?

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Laboratório de Transmissores de Hematozoários, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil. freitas@ioc.fiocruz.br

Abstract

In this opinion paper, we discuss the potential and challenges of using the symbiont Wolbachia to block mosquito transmitted diseases such as dengue, malaria and chikungunya in Latin America.

PMID:
22990977
DOI:
10.1590/s0074-02762012000600021
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