08 Dec '17, 11am

Objectives Met For Phase 1 Of Wolbachia Field Studies

9 As advised by the DEAP, NEA plans to conduct further field studies to strengthen our planning for the subsequent suppression trial. Improvements to the existing methods of production will also have to be explored, as very small releases of female Wolbachia-Aedes over time may eventually result in Wolbachia-Aedes taking over as the dominant mosquito strain, and hamper the continued use of Wolbachia-Aedes to suppress the Aedes population in those areas. Professor Duane Gubler, Chairman of the DEAP, and Founding Director of the Emerging Infectious Diseases Programme at Duke-NUS Medical School said, “NEA’s Phase 1 field study has garnered valuable data, but it is important that further field studies be conducted to address the unique challenges that were surfaced during the study so that future application of this exciting technology can proceed more effectively. For example...

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