The Kidenga App Helps Track Zika and Other Viruses

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Oct 1, 2016
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Kidenga is the name of an innovative new smartphone app that is designed to help track Zika as well as other mosquito-borne diseases. Currently the subject of a collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control, the University of Arizona and health authorities in the city of McAllen in Texas, the app offers users surveys that ask them for responses pertaining to their health and nearby mosquito activity.

In addition to helping users track Zika and letting them know if they may be at risk of contracting a virus, the Kidenga app also offers news bulletins on the latest information pertaining to mosquito-borne diseases, and in doing so uses information and app technologies to improve public health outcomes. The timing of this app's release is also noteworthy, considering the fact that mosquitoes are active in Texas throughout the year.