Dengue in decline in Far North Queensland, Australia 

A research article was published on Sept 26 in Gates Open Research describes how the World Mosquito Program plan to tackle dengue fever in Far North Queensland has proved a success after eight years of Wolbachia-carrying mosquitoes release in the region, achieving ‘near-elimination of local dengue transmission over the past five years in locations where Wolbachia has been established’. Ryan PA, Turley AP, Wilson G et al. Establishment of wMel Wolbachia in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes and reduction of local dengue transmission in Cairns and surrounding locations in northern Queensland, Australia [version 1; peer review: awaiting peer review]. Gates Open Res 2019, 3:1547. Read more.

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