First release of Wolbachia-carrying mosquitoes to prevent dengue fever in Vietnam mainland

Nha Trang City, 6th March 2018 – The ceremony of releasing Wolbachia-carrying mosquitoes to prevent the spread of dengue fever was held in Vinh Luong commune, Nha Trang city.

The ceremony was attended by Prof. Dr. Dang Duc Anh - Director of National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Project Director, Dr. Vien Quang Mai - Director of Nha Trang Pasteur Institute, Dr. Lam Quang Chung - Deputy Director of Khanh Hoa Department of Health, Mr. Nguyen Sy Khanh - Vice Chairman of Nha Trang City People's Committee and other participants from the local authorities, health centers and relevant departments of Khanh Hoa province, Nha Trang city, Vinh Luong commune, experts from Monash University (Australia) and hundreds of local residents.

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