Studying new technologies to reduce the population of an invasive mosquito species that can spread dengue and Zika.
Our research efforts are focused on showing whether it is possible to significantly reduce populations of the invasive Aedes aegypti mosquito, if not remove it, using the Sterile Insect Technique. If applied as part of a large-scale program, we hope this would reduce the threat from dengue and Zika.
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John Harrison is a Wangan resident who doesn’t like dengue, and Debug Innisfail is lucky to have him involved on the community Project Advisory Group (PAG). His past experience of contracting a mosquito-borne disease, along with his determination to protect his grandchildren from such a debilitating condition, has driven him to be involved with the […]
Innisfail and its surrounding areas have copped a deluge in recent weeks where some suburbs were flooded and people suffered quite a disturbance to their homes and businesses, whilst others were lucky enough to remain high and dry. Time will tell exactly how the wet has affected our study, but already we are seeing some […]
The community of the Northern Cassowary Coast, particularly those living and working in the mosquito release sites, Mourilyan, South Johnstone and Goondi Bend, are invited to come along and talk ‘mozzies’ with some of our science leaders.
We recently reached a milestone of one million sterile non-biting male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes released in Mourilyan, South Johnstone and Goondi Bend since November last year! Product Manager Dr Nigel Snoad, Lead Scientist Dr Brad White, and Director of Automation Pete Mossaro, all from project partner Verily, recently flew over from their facility in California […]
People living, working and recreating in and around the communities in which we have been studying are invited to give us feedback and go in the draw to WIN one of five fantastic local prizes! Debug Innisfail started releasing male non-biting Aedes aegypti mosquitoes back in November last year in Mourilyan, and then South Johnstone […]