The community has shown strong support for field trials on Tri Nguyen Island
We work closely with the community to release Wolbachia mosquitoes
Tri Nguyen Island has a population of approximately 3500 people
Aedes aegypti can be found in most areas of Vietnam but more predominately in the south
It is hoped a release of Wolbachia Aedes aegypti will commence on Tri Nguyen Island in early 2013
Community engagement identified and responded to community questions and concerns
Educational materials were developed and local leaders and health professionals engaged on TNI
In 2009 a purpose built field cage for studying Aedes aegypti was built by the project in Vietnam
Dengue shock syndrome is a life-threatening complication that can occur in children
Wolbachia mosquitoes are transported by boat to Tri Nguyen Island
Eliminate Dengue Vietnam
The first outbreak of dengue was recorded in Vietnam in 1963. Between 1998 and 2010 over 1,000,000 cases were reported. Today dengue is endemic throughout the southern region and central coast, and in large population centres in the north such as Hanoi.
Eliminate Dengue Vietnam was established in 2006 with oversight by the Ministry of Health. In 2007 Tri Nguyen Island, 2kms from the port of Nha Trang in Khanh Hoa province, was chosen as the preferred first field trial site for Vietnam. The first release of Wolbachia Aedes aegypti began on Tri Nguyen Island in April 2013.
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