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.
With community support and government approval, we began field trials in areas of Nogotirto and Kronggahan, in Yogyakarta, on 22nd and 23rd January, respectively. Our aim is to establish Wolbachia in the mosquito populations in these areas, which we expect will reduce local dengue transmission.
After the first six weeks of Wolbachia mosquito releases, 33% of the mosquitoes we collected in our Nogotirto release area carried Wolbachia. In our Kronggahan release area, 30% of the mosquitoes we collected carried Wolbachia. These are encouraging results and we hope to see this number continue to increase over the coming months.
We will continue to monitor the number of mosquitoes that carry Wolbachia, and we will provide regular updates on the results.