Combining Sterile and Incompatible Insect Techniques for Aedes albopictus Suppression

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Traditional control strategies are failing to contain Aedes albopictus as an emerging major vector for dengue. A combination of approaches (Zheng et al., Nature, 2019) involving an artificial triple Wolbachia superinfection and low-dose irradiation enabled mass production of adult sterile males for release. The resulting suppression of field populations suggests feasibility for area-wide vector control.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)671-673
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in parasitology
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2019



  • Aedes albopictus
  • dengue
  • vector control
  • Wolbachia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Diseases

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