New bacteria to take on dengue, zika

10POINTER-Wolbachia bacteria will help to put an end to dengue, chikungunya and zika by blocking the proliferation of harmful viruses but don't harm the mosquitoes themselves.

What is Wolbachia?
Wolbachia are extremely common bacteria that occur naturally in 50 per cent of insect species, including some mosquitoes, fruit flies, moths, dragonflies and butterflies.
Wolbachia are safe for humans and the environment.
Independent risk analyses indicate that the release of Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes poses negligible risk to humans and the environment.