Mosquito Learning Lab
The Mosquito Learning Lab, a fun and interactive online learning tool to find out more about Dengue fever, explains the many different ways the public can take responsibility and prevent mosquito breeding in and around their homes. The content is interactive, practical and engaging, and the platform comes with a virtual trainer who guides users through the program.
Mosquito QuestNewly available is Mosquito Quest, a virtual reality experience using the latest technology that complements the Mosquito Learning Lab - where users test their knowledge to identify potential mosquito breeding sites while on a 3D guided tour through an everyday home. By doing so the user is immersed in a typical real-life situation that they can relate to. The goal for each user is to score a maximum of 10 points by finding all potential mosquito breeding sites.
Detailed knowledge of the biology of disease vectors, or medical entomology, is a critically important component in the effective management of many vector-borne diseases.
Vector species may differ in their life cycles, breeding sites, feeding behaviours or host preferences (to name a few). For example, two mosquito species may be important vectors of disease in the same region but may have different feeding and resting behaviours, all of which need to be taken into account in the choice of intervention technique.