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Dengue Fever

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Sep 20, 2021 8:00 pm
  • 17:17

Dengue fever is caused by a virus spread by mosquitoes. So it’s strange that researchers trying to prevent the disease would release more mosquitoes into the wild. But that’s what they did in one community in Indonesia, and the result was a lot fewer people sick with Dengue. How did that work? Cameron Simmons directs the Institute of Vector-Borne Disease at Monash University in Australia, and he’s a leading researcher in Dengue management. (Segment produced by Lynsey Call)