With community support, we started releasing of mosquitoes with Wolbachia across Douglas Shire in October 2016.
We have completed the release-phase of our Port Douglas project and will continue to monitor Wolbachia levels in the following communities:
- Port Douglas
- North Mossman
- Mossman Gorge
- Cooya Beach
We expect to see Wolbachia sustained at high levels in the local mosquito population, reducing the risk of dengue, Zika, and other mosquito-borne viruses in these high-risk areas.
Keep checking our website and Facebook page for updates on our work in Far North Queensland.