NEA’s Project Wolbachia-Singapore To Be Expanded To Eight Additional Sites

Singapore, 15 June 2022 – Minister for Sustainability and the Environment, Ms Grace Fu, announced at the Asia Dengue Summit today that NEA will be releasing male Wolbachia-carrying Aedes aegypti mosquitoes (Wolbachia-Aedes) in 1,400 additional HDB blocks across Singapore from July 2022. The releases are expected to reduce the urban Aedes aegypti mosquito population (dengue vector) in these high-risk areas and help understand the impact of Wolbachia technology on dengue cases.