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Neil M. Ferguson et al., 2015, Science Translational Medicine

This paper assesses the vector competence of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that carry the Wolbachia strains wMel and wMelPop. The authors use modelling to predict the impact of Wolbachia-infected Aedes aegypti establishment on dengue virus transmission. These findings develop a framework for selecting Wolbachia strains for field releases and for calculating their likely impact.