Fiji acts to curb dengue

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SUVA (Xinhua) – Fiji has identified the hot spots for dengue fever where officials of the World Mosquito Program (WMP) will release the Wolbachia mosquitoes on Monday to curb the spread of dengue, Zika and chikungunya diseases. It is spending about $3.3 million on a pilot project across Fiji, Vanuatu and Kiribati to fight the scourge.Wolbachia is a natural and safe bacteria that reduce the ability of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes to transmit viruses between people.

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