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Long-lasting dengue prevention demonstrated for the first time


Monash University’s World Mosquito Program has shown for the first time that its biocontrol technology can be deployed cost effectively at citywide scale, stopping local dengue transmission....

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Funding boost to expand long-lasting dengue control method in Fiji


The World Mosquito Program (WMP) has received NZ$2.7m (A$2.5 million) from the New Zealand Government to help reduce dengue in Fiji.

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Long-lasting method to prevent dengue launched in Mexico’s Baja California Sur


Communities in Mexico’s Baja California Sur are to benefit from a self-sustaining program that uses Wolbachia mosquitoes to provide long-lasting protection from dengue, Zika and chikungunya viruses.

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Long-lasting dengue prevention method set to roll-out in New Caledonia


A self-sustaining program that helps provide long-term protection for communities from dengue has been announced in New Caledonia

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Long-lasting dengue prevention method gets go-ahead in Sri Lanka


A self-sustaining program that helps provide long-term protection for communities from dengue has been given the official go ahead in Sri Lanka today.

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World Mosquito Program partners with Pacific to combat mosquito-borne diseases


Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announced in Suva today a new partnership between the World Mosquito Program (WMP), known until recently as the Eliminate Dengue Program (EDP) and...

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World Mosquito Program establishes partnership with Sri Lanka


The Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has announced that Monash University’s World Mosquito Program (WMP), formerly known as the Eliminate Dengue Program (EDP) will establish a...

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Monash University’s Eliminate Dengue Program recognised for research excellence by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council


Monash University’s Eliminate Dengue Program (EDP) was awarded the top ranking Program Grant at the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Research Excellence Awards tonight.

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Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) awards $7 million to Eliminate Dengue Program to combat mosquito-borne viruses


The Eliminate Dengue Program (EDP) led from Monash University has received AUD$7 million from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) to continue development of its...

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Eliminate Dengue global program expands to partner with India


The Eliminate Dengue Program (EDP) led from Monash University Australia, announced today a new project in India to combat dengue and other mosquito-borne diseases using the program’s...

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Announcement of new funding and plans for large-scale deployment in Latin America


A press conference at the Grand Challenges Annual Meeting announces new funding and large scale deployment plans of the Wolbachia method to fight Zika, dengue and other mosquito-borne...

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Eliminate Dengue Program welcomes support from USAID to further combat dengue and Zika virus


The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced a funding commitment to the Eliminate Dengue Program's (EDP) efforts to combat dengue and Zika virus in Latin America.

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More evidence that Wolbachia blocks transmission of Zika virus


Research published today offers further evidence that naturally occurring Wolbachia bacteria can block transmission of Zika virus in the Aedes aegypti mosquito.

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Research confirms Wolbachia as a critical weapon in fight against Zika


Research published today confirms the ability of naturally occurring Wolbachia bacteria to reduce Zika virus in its primary vector, the Aedes aegypti mosquito,...

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No dengue transmission in Cairns Wolbachia release sites 


As Queensland Health unfortunately confirms another dengue case in the Cairns region, Eliminate Dengue Lead Scientist Professor Scott O’Neill says there is some encouraging news for the area.

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Eliminate Dengue partnership announced with FIOCRUZ, Brazil


Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) brings to Brazil a new research strategy to control the spread of dengue. ‘Eliminar a Dengue: Desafio Brasil’ is part of the international...

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Worldwide dengue prevention closer following successful Australian field trials


Leading scientific journal Nature has today published two papers describing the results of biological control field trials where wild mosquito populations were manipulated to suppress dengue virus...

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'Eliminate Dengue' trials commence - a significant step in Australian science


In an effort to eliminate the global burden of dengue fever, an Australian led international research team will this week commence a 12 week field trial in the Cairns suburbs of Yorkeys Knob and...

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