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Eliminate Dengue Program completes Australian releases


After six years of working in northern Queensland communities, we are pleased to announce that the Eliminate Dengue Program (EDP) has completed...
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International visitors learn from Aussie projects


In June 2017, a delegation from the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) visited our Cairns project site to get a first-hand look at our...
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Aussie kids take the lead


Mission Beach State School on the Cassowary Coast is the latest school to take the lead in protecting their community from diseases such as dengue...
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Mozzie busters returning to Cairns to fill dengue control holes


ANTI-MOSQUITO crews are aiming to fill gaps in parts of Cairns regarded as unprotected against dengue fever in coming weeks.   Read the full...
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"Zika Trial Has Saved Us"


Australian scientists are preparing for an international expansion of a program, already hailed as a saviour in Townsville, that stops mosquitoes...
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Aussie science continues to show strong signs of success


We have significantly increased our activity in northern Queensland this year, including starting projects in Charters Towers and Douglas Shire,...
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The buzz across Douglas Shire


Australian-led Eliminate Dengue Program begins work in the region.  View story
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Douglas Shire Expansion


The Douglas Shire community in Far North Queensland has thrown their support behind the Eliminate Dengue Program, becoming the most recent...
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Eliminate Dengue team returning to Cairns


A team of scientists is returning to Cairns to try to wipe our dengue.
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SBS: The best way to stop Zika may be found in a cardboard take-away box invented by Aussie researchers.


SBS: They're small enough to be kept in the kind of cardboard box that you get take-away food in, but they might just be a way to stop Zika in its...
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Field Trial Update - April 2016


A year and a half after releasing the first mosquito with Wolbachia in Townsville, we are excited to announce that almost all Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are now carrying Wolbachia across the Stage 1 area.

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ABC: Mosquito trial success brings hope in fight against dengue, Zika


ABC: North Queensland mosquito trial success brings hope in fight against dengue, Zika View story    
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Townsville Bulletin: War on dengue mozzies heats up


War on dengue mozzies heats up
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Townsville schools join battle against dengue


Townsville schools are leading the way in the global fight against dengue by taking part in the Wolbachia Warriors program.

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The Cairns Post: Mozzies released in Cairns research project could help stop Zika virus



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Townsville Bulletin: Front line in Zika virus



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New Year's resolution: Combat dengue


Townsville has been given a city-wide New Year’s resolution for 2016- join the team to help combat dengue.  
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Cairns field trial update - December 2015


We are seeing positive results accross the 2015 field trial release areas.
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Local Champions enlist for dengue battle


Townsville locals are enlisting friends, family and neighbours to join the local battle against dengue
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Our world-first Wolbachia Warriors have now completed their third and final mosquito release in and around the Hermit Park State School catchment area.


We are so proud of our Hermit Park State School Walbachia Warriors for showing the world how easy it is to grow and release Wolbachia mosquitoes in their own backyards.
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