Colombia: Program Introducing Mosquitoes with bacterium to help combat dengue

Posted on March 17, 2017 • Filed under: Colombia, Latin America Health reported a group of experts from the Program for the Study and Control of Tropical Diseases (Pecet) of the University of Antioquia, will release in ten communes of the Municipality of Bello (limits with Medellín), mosquitoes with wolbachia , a bacterium that inhibits the transmission of the virus Dengue, zika and chikungunya.


This process is part of the new phase of the project “Eliminating Dengue Desafio Colombia “, an initiative endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of Colombia, which seeks to prevent the transmission of this virus In the population.

“Dengue is a public health problem and this is a biological control that has shown excellent results in the pilot performed in the neighborhood of Paris (Bello),” said Ivan Dario Vélez, director of Pecet. Read Article

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