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Raj commented on Zika Shield

Adam Crawley Thank you for sharing how HealthMap.org is being used for Zika -- http://publichealth.jmir.org/2016/1/e30/  in response to what I had posted earlier -- "Leverage HealthMap.org to centralize, collect accurate field data, and broadcast via SMS to healthcare workers"  https://challenges.openideo.com/challenge/combatzikafuturethreats/ideas/zika-checkpoints/comments#c-98f70c066a3f2c11ae8d5ca8e9fe13dd

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Raj commented on Zika Checkpoints

Adam Crawley Thank you! Please search "Zika Shield" for comments.

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Raj commented on Zika Shield

@contribution I believe that an electronic-shield to create an alert perimeter for the masses will help provide adequate warning  if there are geographically  higher risk zone. The design idea can be prototyped easily and tested in the field. The following article from New York Times provides an insight into what is going on the ground in Florida -- " Some of the four victims — three men and one woman — worked in the same neighborhood", which indicates proximity to risk areas increases one's chance of contracting the virus. Additionally, the NYT also reports that "Health officials believe that transmission is or was confined to a one-square-mile area just north of downtown Miami — including the Wynwood neighborhood south of Interstate 195 and east of Interstate 95. Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which carry the virus, rarely fly more than a mile in their lives."  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/30/health/zika-florida-what-we-know-and-dont-know.html
While our design team collaborated on this idea in San Francisco, it can be implemented to model after the behavior patterns of specific type of mosquitoes, Zika in this case. I am open to suggestions on how to develop a working prototype.