DOES THE PRESENCE OF RECONSTRUCTION WASTE AT SCHOOL INCREASE THE INCIDENCE OF MOSQUITO LARVAE IN CAPTURE TRAPS?
Organization(s):Escola Minas Gerais
Student(s):Juliana Karina Villela, Andreia Silva, Laís Oliveira, Tayná Cristina Santos, Beatriz Lima, Ana Sophia Pereira da Silva, Camille Santos, Vitoria Lima Mol and Sara de Souza Penna.
Grade Level:Middle School (grades 6-8, ages 11-14)
GLOBE Teacher(s):INES MARIA MAUAD
Report Type(s):International Virtual Science Symposium Report, Mission Mosquito Report
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Aedes aegypti is the mosquito that transmits arboviruses dengue, Chikungunya and Zika virus. The Aedes aegypti mosquito is a domestic species. It is born and reproduces in standing water, preferably in human-made containers, such as empty cans and bottles, tires, gutters, uncovered water tanks, household waste, debris or any other object that can store rainwater, in or near of human dwellings.
Aedes aegypti is the mosquito that transmits arboviruses dengue, Chikungunya and Zika virus. The Aedes aegypti mosquito is a domestic species. It is born and reproduces in standing water, preferably in human-made containers. One of the situations that most facilitate the proliferation of Aedes aegypti is the accumulation of water in debris and garbage to be collected. One of the situations that most facilitate the proliferation of Aedes aegypti is the accumulation of water in debris and garbage to be collected.
Our research is about the increased incidence of mosquitoes in capture traps in the presence of debris from works such as broken tiles abandoned in the school gardens, remnants of a renovation the school has undergone in the past two years.
The method applied for data collection and research was the GLOBE Mosquito Habitat Mapper (MHM) app, which helped to identify the larvae found and make it possible to reduce the breeding grounds of mosquitoes with mosquito-borne diseases.
In our investigation was found possible a higher incidence of mosquitoes in capture traps in school areas (number of larvae) in the period from Feb / 2019 to Sep / 2019 related to the presence of construction debris to the detriment of the same period in 2018 . Presenting a positive correlation with the increase of free breeding sites around the capture traps.
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