Invasion of Wolbachia at the residential block level is associated with local abundance of Stegomyia aegypti, yellow fever mosquito, populations and property attributes
AA Hoffmann, AA Goundar, SA Long, PH Johnson, SA Ritchie
Medical and Veterinary Entomology | WILEY | Published : 2014
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We thank Scott O'Neill from Monash University, Elizabeth McGraw, Jean Popovici, Inaki Iturbe-Ormaetxe, Yi San Leong, Yi Dong from Monash University for screening of samples for Wolbachia, and Brian Montgomery, Frederico Muzzi, Melinda Greenfield, Martin Durkan and Helen Cook from the Monash University Eliminate Dengue Project team in Cairns for assistance with community engagement, field collections and processing of samples. We are also grateful to staff from the James Cook University mosquito facility for support and Michael Turelli for advice on analysis and for comments on the manuscript. Emily Thomson provided excellent support in collating data. The research was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council, the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health through the Grand Challenges in Global Health Initiative of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Australian Research Council.