We are monitoring the number of local mosquito population in Nha Trang
We are working with the Department of Health and the Department of Education and Training to learn more about the spread of dengue in Nha Trang
Eliminate Dengue Vietnam team visited schools to provide information to students and their parents about Wolbachia
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. The first releases of Wolbachia Aedes aegypti took place on Tri Nguyen Island, near the port of Nha Trang in Khanh Hoa province. In 2015, our Vietnamese project underwent major expansion as research activities began in Nha Trang city. Initial activities are focusing on monitoring the local mosquito population and collecting information about the existing levels of dengue to help to plan future trials, which may include the release of Wolbachia mosquitoes in Nha Trang in the coming years.
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