Professor Cameron Simmons affiiated with OUCRU is co-principal investigator on this project, along with Professor Adi Utarini at the University of Gadjah Mada in Indonesia.
Trial results show a 77% reduction in dengue incidence in Wolbachia-treated communities
26 August 2020
The World Mosquito Program posted the results of a 3-year randomised controlled trial in Yogyakarta, Indonedia, providing compelling gold standard evidence for the efficacy of the Wolbachia method in controlling dengue. The deployment of Wolbachia-carrying Aedes aegypti mosquitoes lead to a reduction of 77% in dengue incidence in Wolbachia-treated versus untreated areas.