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View the latest updates from the World Mosquito Program in Cairns and surrounding locations.

The World Mosquito Program is working in Cairns and surrounding locations to protect communities from mosquito-borne diseases like dengue, Zika, chikungunya and yellow fever. 

After conducting extensive laboratory studies to examine the impact of Wolbachia on the transmission of the dengue virus and engaging with the Cairns community to explain our Wolbachia method and gain their consent, we began releasing Wolbachia-carrying mosquitoes in 2011.

WMP in Cairns
Project status
Post-release monitoring
Release areas
54
Size of the release area (Cairns and surrounds)
150.23 km²
Target population
160,675
Contact us
community members in cairns
 
Australia

Progress updates

We’ve been working with communities in Australia since 2011 to help prevent mosquito-borne diseases. Read our progress updates to see our latest news.