Mosquito monitoring

Citizen science collaboration to map the degree of invasive yellow fever mosquito in Hungary

As a result of climate change, intensive trade and tourism, more and more invasive species are moving from tropical habitats to Europe. As a result, three new species of yellow fever mosquitoes have arrived in Hungary, which can potentially spread many pathogens that are dangerous to humans and domestic animals. To understand the ecological and epidemiological threat and to develop the necessary control strategies, we need to know the spatial and temporal patterns of the distribution of these species and their role in the spread of each pathogen. To this end, we have launched a nationwide citizen science program to monitor the ecological status of species based on public reports.