School students in Townsville are growing and releasing mosquitoes with Wolbachia in their own backyards using do-it-yourself Mozzie Boxes.
With strong community support and government approval, we have been working in dengue-prone areas across northern and far northern Queensland since 2011
Queensland scientists monitor numbers of Wolbachia mosquitoes that can block dengue and other viruses including Zika
Eliminate Dengue Australia
The Eliminate Dengue Program is an international research collaboration working in Australia and other countries to reduce the global burden of dengue, Zika and other mosquito-transmitted diseases. The program uses a safe, natural and sustainable method to prevent Aedes aegypti mosquitoes from transmitting harmful human viruses.
With strong community support and government approval, we have been working in dengue-prone areas across northern and far northern Queensland since 2011, including large parts of the Cairns and Townsville regions.
Research in Australia is helping us to refine our approach and adapt it for use internationally. Today, our unique method is gaining the support of governments and communities around the world as a low-cost and sustainable tool to prevent the spread of disease.
The cornerstone of our approach is community engagement, with tens of thousands of Queenslanders already supporting our projects.
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