Your data contributions will be incorporated into a database and a publically-visible map; both of these tools are used for researching and controlling the tiger mosquito and the yellow fever mosquito. With everyone’s help it will be possible to create a participatory alert system which will improve management of the species and minimize the risk of disease transmission.
The discovery of urban Aedes mosquitos in a new area is important, and this information will help promote new public awareness, monitoring, and control programs. The data will also taken into consideration for the activation of regional epidemiological protocols as deemed necessary by the relevant authorities in order to avoid cases of local disease transmission.
In places for which presence of the mosquitos is already known, your contribution is still an important source of new information and can be used in monitoring and control programs. The project collaborates with the authorities and has established a number of collaboration agreements with public agencies, including the Barcelona Public Health Agency (ASPB, acronym in Catalán), the Sanitation and Health Agency of the City of Valencia (Spain), and Dipsalut (Public Health Agency of Girona, Spain).