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I Contain Multitudes: Mosquitoes Might Save Lives, Thanks to Bacteria

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Dengue virus, which causes the infectious disease dengue fever, is estimated to infect more than 400 million people every year. It is usually transmitted through mosquitoes. Scientists working to eradicate the disease have discovered that dengue virus is not able to replicate in mosquitoes infected with a bacteria called Wolbachia. The researchers developed a plan to release infected mosquitoes into the wild so that Wolbachia can spread throughout the mosquito population. Part of the "I Contain Multitudes" series.

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Runtime: 9 minutes 3 seconds

A diagram illustrates a lot of microbes in the blood, high temperature and a human skeleton.
I Contain Multitudes
Episode 1
7 minutes 11 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Mushrooms.
I Contain Multitudes
Episode 2
8 minutes 3 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
A diagram illustrates a seal going to dine on a squid.
I Contain Multitudes
Episode 3
8 minutes 6 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
A microscopic view shows a number of microbes.
I Contain Multitudes
Episode 4
9 minutes 20 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
An oceanic map. A scale shows a submarine diving below 3000 feet.
I Contain Multitudes
Episode 5
10 minutes 20 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
A diagram shows illustrations of butterflies, wasps, bees, and caterpillars.
I Contain Multitudes
Episode 6
9 minutes 3 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Micros images of an insect.
I Contain Multitudes
Episode 7
9 minutes 10 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12