App Detects Mosquito

App Detects Mosquito

Over 700,000 people die from mosquito-borne diseases every year. There are over 3,500 species of mosquitoes. Dengue fever, chikungunya, yellow fever and Zika are all viral diseases spread by mosquitoes.

Malaria is the parasitic disease carried by female mosquitoes of the genus Anopheles. However, every mosquito species has a signature buzzing sound.

Two University research groups developed mobile apps to identify the most dangerous mosquito species. The University of Oxford – HumBug and Stanford University – Abuzz.

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App Detects Mosquito
Female Anopheles stephensi mosquito. Image: Jim Gathany | CDC (PHIL) #5814

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