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Track dengue hotspots with this Android app


Dengue demographics: Contageo allows Android users to track dengue-prone areas and report new cases, potential breeding grounds and fogging activities.

Dengue demographics: Contageo allows Android users to track dengue-prone areas and report new cases, potential breeding grounds and fogging activities.

With the number of dengue cases on the rise in recent years, Contageo is a very timely app to help Malaysians track dengue hotspots and more importantly perhaps, educate the public by giving them a better understanding of how widespread the disease is today.

The app, which is currently Android-only, gathers information on dengue cases and locations from local authorities and also from the Malaysian Ministry of Health's iDengue portal to give users a map of dengue-prone areas around the country.

Contageo itself isn't merely a passive app however -- the app involves users by allowing them to report new cases, potential breeding grounds and even fogging activities, all of which help to build up a clearer picture of dengue-prone areas.

Contageo is currently still in beta and was created with the help of the University of Malaya Centre of Innovation & Commercialization.

If you're interested in testing the app, you can download it from here.

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