Saturday , January 23 2021

Dengue: baker's wolbachia to save Caledonia

Wolbachia's first mosquitoes will be scattered in July. Wolbachia, the bacteria introduced into the mosquito, blocks the transmission of arbovirosis, such as dengue, zika or chikungunya. The process invented in Australia and the Noumea test. In fact, on March 4 was signed between the Australian university Monash, the origin of the process, Pasteur Institute, Noume City and the Kaledonian government.

This method has to stop the dengue epidemic in the capital. In private homes there will be 180 trap and if the trial is successful, the program will open to other municipalities. Since the beginning of the year, 1,600 people have had dengue virus in New Caledonia and have hired a death. French Polynesia now also causes dengue fever. The country also sprays spraying in several places in Papeete. In which two cases have been reported.


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