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Wellcome Trust - a new program partner


We are pleased to announce that the Wellcome Trust will be a new major funding partner for the Eliminate Dengue research program from this August.
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Community shows support for next trial


With community support and government approval, our next Australian field trial of the Wolbachia dengue control method is beginning this week, in the Cairns suburbs of Stratford and Freshwater.
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Indonesian trials continue to show promise


We are encouraged to see a high number of mosquitoes carrying Wolbachia in Nogotirto and Kronggahan, approximately four months after we began releasing Wolbachia mosquitoes in these communities.
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Early results show promise for Vietnam trial


Our field trial on Tri Nguyen Island in Vietnam is progressing well, with early results showing that 39% of mosquitoes on the island carry the wMel strain of Wolbachia.
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Preparation continues for Brazil field trials


Eliminar a Dengue: Desafio Brasil (Eliminate Dengue Brazil) is continuing its work in Rio de Janeiro and Niterói, in preparation for field...
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Results show Yogyakarta trials are on track


After three months of releasing Wolbachia mosquitoes in Nogotirto and Kronggahan, the number of mosquitoes that carry Wolbachia is continuing to rise.
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Second Wolbachia field trial begins in Vietnam


Residents of Tri Nguyen Island, on the south central coast of Vietnam, have welcomed the community’s second Eliminate Dengue field trial...
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Bill Gates visits Indonesian research team


American entrepreneur and philanthropist Bill Gates visited the Eliminate Dengue project in Indonesia last month, to see the progress of the...
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Encouraging results in Indonesian trial


The latest results of our first field trials in Indonesia appear promising, with around one third of the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in our release areas carrying Wolbachia.
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Planning for next release on Vietnamese island


In September 2013 we completed a release of wMelPop Wolbachia mosquitoes on Tri Nguyen Island, on the south central coast of Vietnam. We have been...
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Eruption delays release of Wolbachia mosquitoes


As the clean-up of volcanic ash continues across Yogyakarta, we have paused the release of Wolbachia mosquitoes in our Nogotirto and Kronggahan...
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Monitoring begins as Indonesian releases continue


We have now completed our third weekly release of Wolbachia mosquitoes in areas of Nogotirto and Kronggahan. With ongoing community support, we...
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Communities show support for mosquito releases


A field trial has begun this week in the communities of Nogotirto and Kronggahan, in the Sleman district of Yogyakarta. The trial involves...
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Indonesia's first trial begins


With the support of communities and approval from regulators, Indonesia’s first field trial of the Eliminate Dengue method has begun in...
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Last release of wMelPop mosquitoes


We have now completed the last of the scheduled releases of Wolbachia mosquitoes on Tri Nguyen Island. Our latest monitoring, taken on 29th August,...
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Eliminate Dengue in Colombia


In March, with the endorsement of the Municipal Secretary of Health Office in Medellin, the team from the Program for the Study and Control of...
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Wolbachia levels continue to rise


With the continued support of householders on Tri Nguyen Island the first field trial of our Wolbachia method to control dengue in Vietnam is...
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Wolbachia levels increase on Tri Nguyen Island


After 11 weeks of releasing mosquitoes with the wMelPop strain of Wolbachia, our monitoring result indicates 59% of mosquitoes on Tri...
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2013 Annual Meeting held in Indonesia


The eighth annual meeting of the Eliminate Dengue Program was held in Bali, Indonesia from 9-11 May 2013. The meeting was officially opened by Prof...
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A promising start to our research in Vietnam


After releasing mosquitoes with the wMelPop strain of Wolbachia once a week for four weeks on Tri Nguyen island our monitoring tells us that over...
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