Feasibility study for new project
Following successful trials of the Eliminate Dengue method in Australia the program is about to begin a new project in Brazil.
Eliminate Dengue Brazil will be led by Dr Luciano Moreira of FIOCRUZ (René Rachou Research Centre) and will have the explicit goal of developing, testing and implementing the technology in the Brazilian context. Field trials of the method in Brazil will only proceed with support from the local community and regulatory approval from government.
In February Luciano traveled with colleagues from Brazil to Cairns to see first-hand the release of Wolbachia mosquitoes in the field and to learn how community engagement and the regulatory approval process was carried out in Australia.