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Global Mosquito Alert

The Need

 Zika Virus's first transmission event on US soil in 2016 magnified the need for a framework in disease-vector mosquito monitoring the United States, and the world, was vastly unprepared for.  Government run health organizations in cities and countries could not communicate or act as fast as a mosquito borne infection could spread and permanently alter a region.  An inability to properly monitor and coordinate surveillance by the government reveals a different and more expansive potential monitoring network -- the public.