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The Mosquito Borne Disease Threat


Mosquitoes are the deadliest creatures on the planet. Mosquito-borne diseases such as ZIKA, Dengue, Yellow fever, Malaria and Chikungunya plague half the world’s population with severe annual consequences to human health, a great economic burden and high mortality. Ongoing efforts by governments, The World Health Organization (WHO) and other organizations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, provide temporary local relief at best, and are currently unable to counter the surge and reemergence of these diseases.

 

 

 

The Mosquito Borne Disease Threat

The Mosquito Control Market


The global commercial mosquito control market is estimated at over $ 8 Billion (USD) and is concentrated mainly in the USA, Brazil and in Europe. Mosquito control is targeted at the both the developmental (larval) stage – larvicides and at the adult stage – adulticides.

 

The Mosquito Control Market

The Forrest Approach


Forrest Innovations is developing two types of solutions to fight the global threat of mosquito borne disease and to dramatically reduce the burden of disease vectoring mosquitoes. These diseases currently kill more children worldwide than any other cause and debilitate millions more.
1. Natural Vector Control- Mass production of sterile male mosquitoes (Non GM) for SIT (sterile insect technique)
2. Restoration of insecticide susceptibility in resistant wild mosquito populations to Pyrethroids – the most widely used insecticide group for adult mosquito control. Our findings were recently published in a peer reviewed journal, you can read the full publication here.

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Natural Vector Control


Forrest is implementing its Natural Vector Control (NVC) solution to control mosquitoes. Harnessing a naturally occurring mechanism (RNAi) we produce 100% sterile Non-GM male mosquitoes that are released en-masse from airplanes to compete with the wild male population. Forrest's revolutionary operational process combines Modular Mobile Mosquito Units (MMMU) for mass production of NVCs and massive aerial release capabilities for deployment of efficient mosquito control.

 

 

Natural Vector Control
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