Yogyakarta Site for Dengue Control Trial

An international group of scientists is set to tackle Indonesia’s deadly dengue fever outbreaks by releasing a batch of genetically modified mosquitoes in Yogyakarta later this year.

The group, headed by Monash University’s Scott O’Neill, found that the culprit Aedes aegypti mosquito, which carries the dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever viruses, had to be 10-12 days old in order to be able to transmit the virus.