NEA’s Wolbachia-Aedes suppression strategy is species-specific
Releases of male Wolbachia-carrying Aedes aegypti (Wolbachia-Aedes) mosquitoes target and suppress only Aedes aegypti, the primary vector of dengue, chikungunya, and Zika in Singapore. Other mosquito or insect species are not affected by the releases. Wolbachia-Aedes suppression technology therefore has negligible ecological impact.
Stay vigilant: Aedes aegypti is not the only disease vector in Singapore
Did you know that more than 180 species of mosquitoes have been identified in Singapore to date? Most do not spread disease, but a handful do. Disease vectors such as Aedes albopictus, which can transmit dengue, and Culex mosquitoes are not targeted by Project Wolbachia. To prevent biting and reduce the risk of disease transmission, we must remain vigilant against mosquito breeding. Carry out the Mozzie Wipeout regularly to keep mosquito populations low.
The mosquitoes of Singapore
Curious about the mosquitoes of Singapore? Read on for more information about our most common mosquito genera (groups): Aedes, Culex, and Anopheles. All three genera contain members that can transmit disease.