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24 April 2013 10:04
Researchers in Australia are working on ways to tackle dengue fever
Australian researchers hope residents and holidaymakers will be at less risk of contracting dengue virus within a few years.
Since early December, 115 people have been diagnosed with the fever in Cairns, Queensland, something which reinforces the importance of
medical travel insurance for people taking holidays to that part of Australia in the coming weeks and months.
Researchers with the Eliminate Dengue Team are releasing mosquitoes over four Cairns suburbs as part of a trial to stop the transmission of the fever.
Field trial manager Andrew Turley is positive the dengue transmission-inhibiting bacteria they carry will infect the complete local mosquito population within weeks.
He said: "Looking into the future, we are starting to look at going and doing some new trials in Machans Beach and Babinda. We're just in the early stages of talking to the community at this stage about those ones."
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