Worldwide dataset, but mostly centred in Pakistan.
With the app Mosquito Alert anyone can send photo of mosquito or breeding places. This information is key to generating a participatory alert system to improve the management of species and minimize the risk of disease transmission.
These photos will be part of a common database that will be used for the investigation, monitoring and control of mosquito.
Nowadays this system of obtaining information receives the name of massive data or Big Data. On the one hand, this complements the work of many scientists and Medical entomologists who study the distribution and dynamics of expansion of these invasive species, and make it possible to have valuable information for decision making. In fact, a recent study showed that the scientific quality of citizen data is very similar to traditional scientific data.
They breed in small containers with standing water in urban areas. A female of a tiger mosquito can get to put in a week up to 200 eggs inside a small container. Thanks to Mosquito Alert, citizen help surveillance and control agents by detecting breeding sites on the public road, such as water drains, sewers or ornamental fountains.IN YOUR HOME