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Dengue-busting bacteria found in wild mozzies after first trial release

Townsville Bulletin SAMANTHA HEALY  February 04, 2015

RESEARCHERS have confirmed dengue-fighting wolbachia bacteria has been found in Townsville’s wild mosquito population.
It comes after researchers sent aedes aegypti mosquitoes, found in traps around South Townsville, to a laboratory at Monash University earlier this month. 19 more words

Vector Borne Diseases

Researchers Discover Natural Insect Growth Regulators in Plants

Insect growth regulators, or IGRs, are chemicals that are used in some insecticides to control certain insects. Unlike many other insecticides, they are not nerve agents and they generally do not harm adult insects. 254 more words

Entomology News

Asian Tiger Mosquitoes Increasing & Spreading- Chikungunya Implications

Efforts to control populations of the primary vector (Aedes aegypti) of the viruses that cause both Dengue and Chikungunya could  be leading to problems in controlling the populations of another vector capable of transmitting both diseases, … 365 more words

Global Health