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Conspiracy Theories vs Virus-Fighting Bacteria

James Gathany Female obtaining blood meal

The Aedes aegypti mosquito (Source: James Gathany)

For the first time ever, an entire city has been protected from Dengue Fever. The Australian city of Townsville has been dengue-free since 2014, and it’s all thanks to bacteria!

I know what you’re thinking:

“Aren’t bacteria the bad guys?”

I used to think bacteria were only good for one thing, causing disease, but it turns out many bacteria are helpful, and Wolbachia takes this to a whole new level.

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