Dengue mosquitoes – the end is near?

Dengue mosquitoes – the end is near?

Dengue mosquitoes – the end is near?

Written by Staff Writer

25 Jul, 2016 | 4:09 pm

The Faculty of Medicine in Ragama has commenced a special research on eradicating Dengue with the use of a bacteria.

Specialist on Medical Parasitology and Entomology at the Faculty of Medicine in Ragama, Prof. Wimaladharma Abeywickrema said that the research is being conducted with the assistance of the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria and the National Research Council of Sri Lanka.

Professor Abeywickrema added that the male bacteria of the Wolvathia bacteria species, could be used as a parasite to mitigate the mosquitoes which causes Dengue.

He went on to note that another special research is being implemented to mitigate dengue with the use of atomic rays.

Meanwhile, Community Consultant Physician at the National Dengue Control Unit of the Ministry of Health, Preshila Samaraweera said that around 25,000 cases of Dengue have been recorded countrywide during the course of this year.

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