By Kathryn Dryden At the end of May, the last non-biting sterile male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes were set free in Debug Innisfail’s study sites, to find their wild female match. The Debug Innisfail project in the Northern Cassowary Coast has now wrapped up with the release of over three million non-biting sterile male Aedes aegypti in […]
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 […]
30 November 2017: Releases of sterile, non-biting males are underway in Mourilyan with South Johnstone and Goondi Bend to begin next week.
November 2017: Residents gathered to ‘Meet the Scientists’ and gave Debug Innisfail the thumbs up.
6 November 2017: All residents and business owners on the Cassowary Coast are invited to meet the scientists.
October 2017: Taking mozzie science to Innisfail schools
September 2017: All studies will only proceed with community support.
September 2017: Getting our traps in order to begin next research phase.
June 2017: Studies in Silkwood successfully test new tools to inform future large-scale studies in Innisfail
May 2017: With community support a mark, release, recapture study got underway in Silkwood
May 2017: Silkwood residents joined our mozzie experts for an informative evening at the Bowls Club
December 2016: Getting answers to our MRR questions
October 2016: Preparing for the first of our mark, release, recapture studies in Innisfail East