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Scientists try new strategy to eradicate dengue fever

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7183.555 (Published 27 February 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:555
  1. Georgina Kenyon
  1. Sydney

    A new programme, sponsored by the governments of the United Kingdom and Australia, has been successful in reducing the risk of dengue fever in parts of Vietnam. The Australian Foundation for the Peoples of Asia and the Pacific, an aid organisation, recently completed a three year programme using the mesocyclops crustacean, which is about 1mm long and devours the larvae of the mosquitos that carry dengue fever.

    Researchers say that the …

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