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World in Progress: Fighting Dengue fever with mosquitoes

Sp: Brändlin, Anne-Sophie/A: Julia GrossDecember 14, 2016

Dengue fever is spreading fast around the world – cropping up in countries where it has never been seen before and infecting 30 times as many people as it did half a century ago. A new method to prevent the spread of dengue is now being tested in a community in Indonesia. Local people help by breeding dengue-free mosquitoes in their backyards.


(report: Julia Gross, presented by Anne-Sophie Brändlin. This project was funded by the European Journalism Centre via its Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Program)