As part of the MOS-Cross2 project, on May 26-27, 2022, the fifth two-day training for health workers was held in Banja Junaković. During the project, a total of 6 trainings will be held, where health workers will expand their knowledge about mosquitoes as vectors of infectious diseases.
The training was attended by a total of 40 health workers from the Teaching Institute of Public Health of Osijek-Baranja County, Institute of Public Health Sombor, Institute of Public Health of Požega-Slavonia County, Institute of Public Health of Vojvodina, 10 from each institution, as well as members of the project teams.
During the first day, participants learned more about invasive species sampling, West Nile virus surveillance, and identification of mosquitoes as disease vectors.
During the second day, the participants learned more about invasive species, with an emphasis on aedes invasive species of mosquitoes, they learned about their reproduction, breeding sites, as well as the process of setting up positional ovitrap traps for mosquitoes. The participants were particularly interested in the practical part and exercises in groups during which they worked on identifying invasive species of mosquitoes.