Aedes aegypti in Panama
Aedes aegypti is a non-native species in the Panama. These mosquitoes are more than just a nuisance as they can spread serious diseases such as dengue fever, yellow fever, Zika and chikungunya. Aedes aegypti is particularly difficult to control as it lives around humans, and the Panamanian government is looking for new technologies to suppress the population of these disease carriers.
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Within six months, the population of wild Aedes aegypti was suppressed by a maximum of 93% relative to an untreated area. Suppression in the treatment area was maintained as the wet season progressed – the time of year in which mosquito numbers typically rise significantly.
For further information, please see our paper from the project: