Infection in malaria-transmitting mosquito discovered

Flaminia Catteruccia

Flaminia Catteruccia is an Associate Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

In a recent article published in Nature Communications, Harvard Professor Flaminia Catteruccia and an international group of researchers describe evidence of an intercellular bacterial infection in natural populations of two species of Anopheles mosquitoes. The infection, called Wolbachia, has been shown in laboratory settings to reduce the incidence of pathogen infections in mosquitoes and has the potential to be used in controlling malaria-transmitting mosquito populations.

Read coverage of the research on Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health News.

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