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British-funded dengue forecasting system in Vietnam aims to curb mosquito-borne virus
19 March 2019
A British consortium funded by the UK Space Agency on Tuesday launched a pioneering dengue forecasting system in Vietnam, in the hope of curbing the spread of the deadly mosquito-borne disease that has afflicted the south east Asian nation for generations.
The "D-MOSS project" led by HR Wallingford, a British civil engineering and environmental hydraulics consultancy, uses a combination of satellite information, weather forecasting, and historical data on previous outbreaks to create an early warning system for potential dengue danger zones.
Image credit: Joao Paulo Burini / Moment RF - Dengue is transmitted mainly by the aedes aegypti mosquito.