Wolbachia on the rise in Yogyakarta sites
Period : January – July 2015
Following the egg releases in December 2014, result from field sites showed tha Wolbachia was steadily increasing in the mosquito populations of Jomblangan (site 2) and Singosaren (site 3). We hope to see this upward trend continues in both communities. Local communities in these release sites gave a very strong support.
Hundreds of residents signed up to host mosquito release containers, which house Wolbachia mosquito eggs as they develop into adult mosquitoes. These have been the first trials of our egg release method in Indonesia, after previous trials that involved releasing adult Wolbachia mosquitoes. Research activities in Sleman and Bantul are possible through the support of the government and local communities. The project team regularly gives updates on research activities through community and government meetings.