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U.N.-Backed Global Mosquito Alert Network Launched To Help Track Emerging Disease Trends

U.N. News Centre: U.N.-backed network brings together thousands to help tackle mosquito-borne diseases
“…Dubbed the Global Mosquito Alert, the new initiative brings together thousands of scientists and volunteers from around the world working against mosquito borne viruses, such as Zika, yellow fever, chikungunya, dengue, malaria, and the West Nile virus. ‘The Alert will offer for the first time a shared platform to allow people on the ground to share their observations and information with a large body of scientists to help them monitor emerging trends in real time and leverage citizen science for the global surveillance and control of disease-carrying mosquitoes,’ said Jacqueline McGlade, the director of science at the U.N. Environment Programme (UNEP), in a news release Monday announcing the launch…” (5/10).

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