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Dengue fever is prevalent in many countries. Image: Our World In Data
A volunteer of the World Mosquitoes Program (WMP) shows the Wolbachia mosquito eggs and its foods in a hatchery bucket
Mosquito eggs inside a bucket in Indonesia. Image: REUTERS/Dwi Oblo
Heti Varyani, a 44-year-old local, hangs a bucket containing Wolbachia mosquito eggs outside her house
A local hanging a bucket of mosquito eggs outisde. Image: REUTERS/Dwi Oblo
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Volunteers looking at a bucket with mosquito egss. Image: REUTERS/Dwi Oblo

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