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View the latest updates from the World Mosquito Program in Rio de Janeiro.

The World Mosquito Program is working in and around Rio de Janeiro to protect communities from mosquito-borne diseases like dengue, Zika, chikungunya and yellow fever.

The World Mosquito Program has been active in Brazil since 2012, when it was called Eliminate Dengue: Brazil Challenge. Between August 2015 and January 2016, the project released Wolbachia-carrying Aedes aegypti in two areas: Tubiacanga, on Governador Island in the city of Rio de Janeiro, and Jurujuba, a neighborhood of Niterói. These pilot projects have been monitored since early 2016 and have proven to be successful in establishing the Wolbachia-mosquito population.

Community progress in Brazil
Project status
Large-scale deployment, monitoring
Release areas
29
Target population
890,761
Brazil
 
Brazil

Project updates

We’ve been working with communities in Brazil since 2012 to help prevent mosquito-borne diseases. Read our progress updates to see our latest news.