NASA App Tackles Mosquito-Borne Disease

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Bite they. Buzz and pesky. Mosquitoes spread diseases. That kill nearly two point. Seven million people a year but nasa has an app that can reduce mosquito problems. This is innovation now. Nasa introduced the mosquito habitat map as part of its globe observer program. The app includes training. That makes it easy to identify and eliminate mosquito breeding sites. It also gives citizen scientists. The option to identify mosquito species that could transmit sika or other diseases. Satellites can't see mosquitoes but they do provide observations about the environmental variables where mosquito populations can thrive by generating ground based data with the help of worldwide citizen. Scientists the app provides information to validate the satellite reports and help us better understand our earth system and through a new globe observer feature public health officials can access local mosquito observations to help reduce the risk of disease in their

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