Dengue Monitoring with Mobile Phones
The use of paper-based systems for data collection hampers an effective prevention and control of infectious diseases like malaria and dengue. A mhealth platform jointly developed by researchers in the U.S. and Mexico aims to give researchers near real-time montioring capacity of mosquito-borne diseases. It enables control teams to use mobile phones to immediately transmit data from the field, allowing for rapid feedback to data collectors and effective decision-making on disease control. After developing the software the system will have to be tested in the field.
Fogarty International Center 2010, Dengue monitored with cell phones, News story, Dec. 2010
Colorado State University, Using cell phones for data entry to a dengue decision support system
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