Wolbachia mosquitoes reduce dengue cases in Indonesia significantly

ANTARA English April 2, 2024, 08:00 AM UTC

Summary: Indonesia's Ministry of Health confirms Wolbachia mosquitoes reduce dengue cases by 77% and hospitalizations by 86%. Aedes aegypti mosquitoes with Wolbachia reached 20%, below the ideal 60% for effectiveness. Research spanned 12 years, with four stages from 2011 to 2023. WHO endorsed Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes in 2023. Public advised to continue prevention efforts alongside Wolbachia release.

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