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Researchers Seek Participants for Zika Tracking App

HPN News
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August 7, 2017

Kidenga is a mosquito-fighting app (Kidenga)

Researchers at the University of Arizona (UA) are seeking more users of Kidenga, a community-based participatory science mobile app created by the researchers that tracks potential instances of the Zika virus.

The app encourages users to report symptoms such as the sudden onset of fever, joint pain, muscle pain, headache, nausea, fatigue and rash. These symptoms are associated with Zika, dengue and chikungunya, viruses that are transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes and tracked by the app.

The app is designed to let researchers identify pockets of illness that may be caused by the viruses. It provides current information on current transmission and prevention strategies.

The app launched in September 2016 and has so far received 1300 weekly reports from users in 33 states and 116 countries. Eight percent of participants reported a fever at least once.

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Related: Nayarit Reports More Cases of Zika Than Any Other State (Vallarta Daily)

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