Dengue control: three-year Indonesia trial shows promising results

A three-year trial in Indonesia has produced encouraging results that show a significant reduction in the number of dengue cases. It involved the release Wolbachia-infected Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in and around the dengue-endemic city of Yogyakarta.

The study found that in the city and surrounding areas where the infected mosquitoes were released the number of cases of dengue decreased significantly compared with parts of the city where they were not.


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