MI-Dengue gives continuous monitoring of the presence and density of Aedes aegypti in your municipality by means of up-to-date, real time information. The system uses traps which capture the adult female mosquitos and allows immediate identification at every inspection made. The information gathered creates georeferenced dynamic maps that highlight risk areas with greater concentration of mosquitoes.
This resource allows for the governmental health departments to intensify the Dengue control actions, causing them to become better focused, faster, more efficient and less burdensome. Results of these actions are shown in the infestation maps, which allows for a constant assessment of the methods applied when fighting the dengue vector.
In addition to the information updated every week, MI Dengue offers guidance on the control actions and continuous follow-up of their execution. Its implementation is simple, safe, and harmless to the environment and does not require special infrastructure. The system is present in over 40 Brazilian municipalities. There are over 12,000 traps implemented and more than 5 million people living in areas monitored by MI Dengue.
The system offers:
• Attraction and capture of the vector in its adult stage.
• Collection and submission of data in real time.
• Generation of weekly entomological indices.
• Infestation maps updated with information on vector population density in urban areas.
• Advanced quality management and control systems.
How it works:
The MosquiTRAP®s are strategically distributed and installed in residences. Each trap, georeferenced via GPS, is inspected on a weekly basis by field workers equipped with cell phones. The information is instantaneously transmitted to a Data Base center, where the data is immediately processed, generating infestation maps, tables, and entomological indices.
This data is made available through the Internet and may be consulted in real time. Each municipality receives a password to access the system’s management webpage.
The webpage maps identify automatically the geographic regions in accordance with the degree of infestation in that given location. The weekly results are given with accurate information on the presence and amount of A. aegypti per block, street, district, or region of a city.
MIVirus is a technology that identifies infestation areas with dengue virus infected vectors. It is a tool which provides health managers with the chance to foresee, prevent, and control possible outbreaks of dengue in the municipality, and to assign the top priority to the control actions in the areas with viral circulation for the prevention of Dengue transmission.
Advantages of the MI-Virus:
• Identification of the virus in the vector before the occurrence of human disease.
• Mapping of areas by Dengue virus serotype.
• Definition of priority areas for intensification of control actions.
• Results allow for the planning of control actions in a timely manner for blocking transmission.