ABC Pacific Beat: PacMOSSI project looking to ramp up mosquito control and reduce disease

By Jordan Fennell on Pacific Beat

While the world's attention remains on COVID-19, the Pacific Community (SPC) has joined forces with James Cook University in Brisbane to tackle the scourge of mosquito borne disease that continues to blight the region.

A malaria vaccine may have been endorsed by the World Health Organisation, but the idea of eliminating disease caused by mosquitoes is still a long way off, as 96 outbreaks of dengue, zika, and chikungunya in the Pacific between January 2012 and May 2021 would tend to demonstrate...

 

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