GLOBE Zika Education and Prevention Project Update – May 2019
The GLOBE Zika Education and Prevention Project continues to engage communities in the fight against the Zika virus. To date, thirty countries – spanning the GLOBE Africa, Latin America and Caribbean, and Asia and Pacific regions – have entered over 76,000 data points into the GLOBE database using the GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper App. Local Mosquito Workshops (LMWs) continue to increase engagement and encourage data collection at the local level.
As a result of extensive data collection efforts in the GLOBE Africa Region, a new article was published in the International Journal of Mosquito Research, titled, “Assessment of population dynamics and biting trends of Aedes aegypti in northern Benin: Public health implications.” The lead author, Rock Aikpon, is a GLOBE Regional Public Health Officials who has participated in the GLOBE Zika Education and Prevention Project. The paper was co‑authored by Africa’s Regional Coordinator, Mark Brettenny, and Benin’s Assistant Country Coordinator and Alumni Coordinator for Africa, Yllias Lawani. It presents important findings about the biting behavior of Aedes mosquitoes in Benin, and the probability of exposure to Aedes aegypti mosquitoes (based on the indoor and outdoor collection of 485 adult Aedes aegypti mosquitoes).
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News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office