Scott Edmunds and Mendel Wong have made a Hong Kong version of Mosquito Alert, an app that tracks and monitors mosquitoes. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Hong Kong citizen scientists localise mosquito tracking app to let people report sightings of the disease carriers

The Mosquito Alert app, which creates a database of the insects’ breeding areas, was recently shown to the UN in Geneva, and should make up for lack of information from the Hong Kong government

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Scott Edmunds and Mendel Wong have made a Hong Kong version of Mosquito Alert, an app that tracks and monitors mosquitoes. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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Rachel Cheung

Rachel Cheung is a culture reporter at the Post. She graduated from Chinese University of Hong Kong with a degree in journalism and communication, and joined the Post in 2016.