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Tracking Mosquitoes Technology
Track: Health and Human Services
Author(s): Eric R. Conrad

Pennsylvania established a spatially driven surveillance program due to the introduction of West Nile Virus into North America. The system collects information on the presence of the virus in Pennsylvania in mosquitoes, birds, and other wildlife, identifies mosquito breeding areas, and helps target control efforts. Handheld units with ArcPad facilitate electronic field data collection and Web applications enable data submittal from State laboratories. The system enhances communication with the public, county governments, and State agencies through the Internet at three different levels: general for the public, moderately detailed for counties, and highly detailed for management decisions.

Eric R. Conrad
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
PO Box 2063
Rachel Carson State Office Building
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2063

Phone: 717-787-5027
Fax: 717-772-3314