Scientists in Tahiti prepare to release sterilized mosquitoes to control dengue

F. Fouque,  WHO TDR,  2023.

Scientists in Tahiti have launched a research project to test the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) in French Polynesia, where the impact of the technology on dengue transmission will be measured for the first time. This is part of a global research initiative supported by TDR, (the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to trial innovative, environmentally friendly solutions to disease control.

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