ZIKATracker: A mobile App for reporting cases of ZIKV worldwide

  • Alyson Ann Kelvin Immune Diagnostics and Research (IDR), Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • David Banner Experimental Therapeutics, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Luciano Pamplona School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil
  • Carlos Alencar School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil
  • Salvatore Rubino University of Sassari, Sassari, Italy
  • Jorg Heukelbach School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil
Keywords: Zika virus, Mobile App, Zika Tracker, Flavivirus, Chikungunya, Dengue virus, mosquito

Abstract

We have developed a mobile App called ZIKATracker (zikatracker.net) to voluntarily be used to report ZIKV cases on a public or private level. As the Zika virus (ZIKV) infection zones are rapidly expanding across South, Central, and North America, and reports have emerged linking ZIKV infection with developmental defects and neurological sequelae, reporting the movement and sequelae of ZIKV is essential. ZIKATracker is a multi-lingual App (English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese) freely available to anyone worldwide wishing to report a suspected or confirmed case of Zika virus and related symptoms. Knowledge gained from the use of this App will help direct the implementation of mosquito control measures in needed areas, bring aid to those affected by the Zika virus, and understand the movement and sequelae of ZIKV as it spreads through communities and across continents.
Published
2016-02-28
How to Cite
1.
Kelvin AA, Banner D, Pamplona L, Alencar C, Rubino S, Heukelbach J (2016) ZIKATracker: A mobile App for reporting cases of ZIKV worldwide. J Infect Dev Ctries 10:113-115. doi: 10.3855/jidc.8248
Section
Emerging Problems in Infectious Diseases