Plans to increase wolbachia carrying mosquitoes

Fiji 7s rugby Olympian Jasa Veremalua today released Wolbachia carrying mosquitoes at Suva’s Ratu Sukuna Park to mark Wolbachia Celebrations. Picture: JESSICA SAVIKE

PLANS are in place to increase the rate of wolbachia carrying mosquitoes, an innovative, natural, self-sustaining approach to tackling mosquito borne diseases such as dengue. Fiji’s Ministry of Health and Medical Services chief health inspector Dip Chand said in two to three years’ time, they plan to have more wolbachia carrying mosquitoes than wild mosquitoes […]

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