SPACE APPLICATION FOR DETECTING AEDES MOSQUITO RISK AREAS
DIPTERON UG is a German startup company which develops an application for detecting risk areas of Aedes mosquito responsible to transmit Dengue, Zika, Chikungunya. At present 50 million of people are infected per year with Dengue with an annual global cost of almost $ 40 billion. To solve this problem DIPTERON has developed an Early Warning System to predict, monitoring and mitigate Aedes diseases outbreaks. The application is based on artificial intelligence that combines satellite data and ground data that gives in advance the risk areas for Aedes outbreaks. As a result, the application allows decision makers taking mitigation actions for the outbreaks, saves costs in their healthcare systems, nationwide campaigns, and unplanned management, saves time by supporting health agents to take the right place for preventive measures, and the most important saves lives of a potentially fatal disease. At present a pilot is running at the Brazilian city of São José dos Campos.