Technologies to combat aedes mosquitoes: A model based on smart City

Geovanna Cristine De Souza Silva, Laura Maria Peltonen, Lisiane Pruinelli, Henrique Yoshikazu Shishido, Gabrielle Jacklin Eler

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Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes are responsible for the transmission of diseases such as dengue fever, yellow fever, chikungunya fever, zika virus fever, some of which can cause irreversible central nervous system problems and death. This study investigates what technologies are being used for combatting and monitoring the Aedes mosquitoes and to propose joining these technologies into a single and complete solution using the Smart Cities concept. A search for newscasts on Google and mobile apps in app stores were performed to identify technological solutions for combat to Aedes mosquitoes. Also, a model for joint technology was proposed. Results identified the following technologies: 170 software, two sensors, two drones, one electronic device, ten mosquito traps/lures, seven biological tools, six biotechnologies, and eight chemical formulations. Technological resources and adoption of preventive measures by the population could be a useful method for the mosquito control. Examples include a georeferenced model for identification and examination of larvae, application of chemical/biological products, real-time mapping, sending of educational materials via email or social media for the population, and alerts to health professionals in the zones of combat/risk. In combination, these technologies may indicate a better solution to the current problem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNursing Informatics 2018 - ICT to Improve Quality and Safety at the Point of Care
EditorsAnn Kristin Rotegard, Angelica G. Davalos Alcazar, Diane J. Skiba, Sayonara Barbosa
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781614998716
StatePublished - 2018
Event14th International Congress on Nursing and Allied Health Informatics, NI 2018 - Guadalajara, Mexico
Duration: Jun 6 2018Jun 8 2018

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


Other14th International Congress on Nursing and Allied Health Informatics, NI 2018

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors would like to express their thanks to Coordination and Improvement of Higher Level or Education Personnel (CAPES) for accessing the periodicals, National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) for providing the necessary resources, Federal Institute of Paraná (IFPR), Federal Technological University of Paraná (UTFPR) for the resources and infrastructure offered and IMIA-NISIG Students' and Emerging Professionals' Group by the members that participated and supporter of the research.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018 International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) and IOS Press.


  • Aedes
  • Mosquito control
  • Technology


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