Mosquitoes can transmit critical ailments, equivalent to dengue fever, the Zika virus or malaria. Now an app helps to find them.
As of this yr, Luxembourg has been monitoring which mosquitoes are on the transfer right here. It is because increasingly mosquitoes, which may transmit harmful ailments, at the moment are on the transfer in Europe.
Till now, solely random samples have been taken, however this new monitoring by the Ministry of the Setting and the Museum of Nature appears to be extra environment friendly. For instance, a tiger mosquito was found within the nation for the primary time just a few weeks in the past.
For this monitoring, traps are arrange somewhere else the place many mosquitoes fly by in the summertime. If an invasive species is recognized right here, the well being inspectorate is allowed to resolve what measures must be taken.
As well as, you now can even assist to systematically report the prevalence of mosquitoes your self. That is finished with the assistance of a cell phone app referred to as ‘Mosquito Alert’. You need to use it to ship pictures and details about mosquitoes, which may then be recognized by consultants. The app is out there in 19 totally different languages, together with Luxembourgish.