Abstract for:Curbing Dengue in Singapore Using Wolbachia

Since the year 2005, Singapore has been facing problematic dengue outbreaks. The disease has persisted despite various government measures, particularly those targeted at decreasing the mosquito population. One strategy currently being studied by the National Environment Agency (NEA) aims to control the population of dengue susceptible and infected mosquitoes via the introduction of Wolbachia infected mosquitoes. This paper thus seeks to model the existing spread of dengue in Singapore using Stella architect. It also analyses the effectiveness of current solutions by exploring variants of the Wolbachia method. Ultimately, it aims to improve upon the current solutions and assess viability through sensitivity analysis.