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USF researchers need your help in identifying invasive mosquitos

University of South Florida researchers are using community-based science and AI to identify invasive mosquitos.

Interested in helping? Become a citizen scientist by downloading one of the mosquito-tracking apps below!

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To date, the USF scientists have already categorized over 30,000 images in their preliminary work with the Hillsborough County Mosquito Management Program, and plan to add 200,000 more images to their AI program. They are hoping to turn this collaboration and sharing of data into a global mosquito surveillance system that will locate transmission hot spots earlier ,and improve the control of mosquito-borne diseases.

โ€œWhat weโ€™re trying to do is build this infrastructure so that we can tackle ongoing diseases, but also be better prepared for 'the next Zika',โ€ Carney said.


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