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Technologies to combat aedes mosquitoes: A model based on smart City

List of Authors: Geovanna Cristine de Souza Silva, Laura-Maria Peltonen, Lisiane Pruinelli, Henrique Yoshikazu Shishido, Gabrielle Jacklin Eler
Publisher: IOS Press
Publication year: 2018
Journal: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Book title *: Nursing Informatics 2018
Journal name in source: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Title of series: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume number: 250
Number of pages: 5
ISBN: 978-1-61499-871-6
eISBN: 978-1-61499-872-3
ISSN: 0926-9630


Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes are responsible for the
transmission of diseases such as dengue fever, yellow fever, chikungunya
fever, zika virus fever, some of which can cause irreversible central
nervous system problems and death. This study investigates what
technologies are being used for combatting and monitoring the Aedes
mosquitoes and to propose joining these technologies into a single and
complete solution using the Smart Cities concept. A search for newscasts
on Google and mobile apps in app stores were performed to identify
technological solutions for combat to Aedes mosquitoes. Also, a model
for joint technology was proposed. Results identified the following
technologies: 170 software, two sensors, two drones, one electronic
device, ten mosquito traps/lures, seven biological tools, six
biotechnologies, and eight chemical formulations. Technological
resources and adoption of preventive measures by the population could be
a useful method for the mosquito control. Examples include a
georeferenced model for identification and examination of larvae,
application of chemical/biological products, real-time mapping, sending
of educational materials via email or social media for the population,
and alerts to health professionals in the zones of combat/risk. In
combination, these technologies may indicate a better solution to the
current problem.

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