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International recognition for Mosquito Alert at WSA Awards

Source: CEAB The World Summit Awards (WSA) recognize digital solutions that contribute to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The citizen science project Mosquito Alert has been awarded as a digital solution with social impact in the category of “Smart Settlements and Urbanization”. The citizen...

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Mosquito Alert receives an Honorary Mention in 2023

In 2023 the Mosquito Alert App – a citizen science projects which is also spread to citizens in the Netherlands by One Health PACT –  received an Honorary Mention. Source: ARS Electronica Community intelligence for mosquito-borne disease preparedness and response Vector management...

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Mosquito and larvae separated in the city

For dutch: read below Temporary water puddles in the city form a good habitat for mosquito larvae. Source: Bioniews Adult mosquitoes prefer green areas in Leiden; eggs and larvae opt for gray. While adult specimens of the common mosquito in the city prefer parks, larvae and eggs of this...

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The start of the Mosquito Alert-project 2024

An inspiring day full of sharing knowledge On February 6th, students from Avans College, PhD students from One Health PACT and several school representatives from schools such as Northgo College, Ubbo Emmius, and Eligant Lyceum came together at the Nieuw Instituut in Rotterdam for the teacher...

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Arctic viruses could trigger new pandemics

Threat of outbreak of microbes trapped in permafrost for millennia raised by increased Siberian shipping activity. […] Virologist Marion Koopmans of Erasmus MC in Rotterdam: “We don’t know which viruses are there in the permafrost, but I think there is a real risk that one is capable...

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WHO Consults Scientists Over Pathogens with Pandemic Potential

One Health PACT coordinator, prof. Marion Koopmans addresses the WHO consultation  The World Health Organization (WHO) launched a series of consultations with the scientific community in the beginning of 2024 aimed at building consensus about how best to identify and address the pathogens...

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