Wolbachia-carrying mosquitoes to be released in Suva today

For many years, scientists have been studying Wolbachia, looking for ways to use it to potentially control the mosquitoes that transmit human viruses. The World Mosquito Program’s research has shown that when introduced into the Aedes aegypti mosquito, Wolbachia can help to reduce the transmission of these viruses to people. This important discovery has the potential to transform the fight against life-threatening mosquito-borne diseases.

MOSQUITOES carrying Wolbachia will be released today in Suva as part of the World Mosquito Program’s approach to tackling diseases such as dengue. And members of the public are invited to help celebrate the release of the Wolbachia carrying mosquitoes, which is an innovative, natural, self-sustaining approach to tackling mosquito borne diseases. Wolbachia are natural […]

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