Journal article

Successful establishment of Wolbachia in Aedes populations to suppress dengue transmission

AA Hoffmann, BL Montgomery, J Popovici, I Iturbe-Ormaetxe, PH Johnson, F Muzzi, M Greenfield, M Durkan, YS Leong, Y Dong, H Cook, J Axford, AG Callahan, N Kenny, C Omodei, EA McGraw, PA Ryan, SA Ritchie, M Turelli, SL O'Neill

Nature | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2011


Funding Acknowledgements

We are grateful to J. Sutton, C. Paton, G. Omodei, S. Long, A. Gofton, V. White, A. Weeks, A. James, J. Dick, R. Bagita, P. Gibson, J. Jeffery, E. Rances, D. Rossi and J. Gough for technical and mapping support. We thank B. Kay for ongoing advice. We acknowledge and thank both D. McNaughton and D. Eastop for the early community engagement work preceding the trial. We thank all of our volunteers who helped blood-feed the mosquito colonies and we are particularly grateful to the residents of Gordonvale and Yorkeys Knob for their strong support and participation. This research was supported by a grant from the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health through the Grand Challenges in Global Health Initiative of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia, the National and International Research Alliances Program of the Queensland Government, the RAPIDD program of the NIH, the Climate Health Cluster of the CSIRO Flagship Collaboration Fund, the National Science Foundation and Fellowships from the Australian Research Council.