Aedes aegypti mosquitoes transmit dengue virus between people
Wolbachia mosquitoes are reared under laboratory conditions ready for release into field trial sites
Wolbachia is found in up to 60% of all insect species including the Cairns birdwing butterfly.
Over 2.5 billion people in 100 countries are at risk of dengue infection
Eliminate Dengue is funded by a range of supporters including the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health through the Grand Challenges in Global Health Initiative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The not-for-profit research collaboration brings together a range of skills and expertise
The Eliminate Dengue research program is developing a natural method to reduce the spread of dengue.
We are using naturally occurring bacteria that reduce the ability of mosquitoes to pass dengue between people. We have shown our approach reduces dengue transmission when we introduce these bacteria into mosquitoes in the laboratory, and we are now conducting trials with dengue-affected communities.
Millions of people get dengue each year in more than 100 countries around the world, and many more live in areas where they are at risk. We believe our approach has the potential to greatly reduce the global burden of this disease.
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