MicrobeWorld App

appsquarebannerad200x200

ASM Fellowships

Fellowship

Microbes After Hours

WaterSupplyYouTubeFrame

Click for more "Microbes After Hours" videos

Join MicrobeWorld

Subscribe via Email

subscribe

Featured Image

Featured Video

Ebola Virus explained

Supporters

ASM House 200X200

Dengue control trials begin

Image
A pioneering international program to stop the spread of the mosquito-borne virus dengue fever has been launched in far north Queensland.

An Australian-led team of researchers has been working on the natural control measure for 15 years and now has regulatory approval for trials outside the laboratory.

Professor Scott O'Neill says residents in Yorkeys Knob and Gordonvale near Cairns will be the first involved.

"What we're looking to do is introduce a naturally occurring bacterium into the mosquito that transmits dengue," he said.
 
 

Comments (0)

Collections (0)

 

American Society for Microbiology
2012 1752 N Street, N.W. • Washington, DC 20036-2904 • (202) 737-3600
American Society For Microbiology © 2014   |   Privacy Policy   |   Terms of Use