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Scientist Lets Mosquitoes Bite Him for Research

Scientist Lets Mosquitoes Bite Him for Research

University of Melbourne entomologist Perran Ross lets his arm be fed upon by a mosquito swarm experimentally infected with a Wolbachiabacterium, a part of the overall worldwide strategy of eradicating dengue mosquitoes. Dengue is caused by a virus that is transmissible among mosquitoes and humans. The disease symptoms include vomiting, headache, muscle pain, high fever, and skin rash.

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