Launched in September 2016, Kidenga is a mobile application to help track symptoms of dengue, chikungunya, and Zika along the United States and Mexican border and other areas in the southern continental United States. The Kidenga app asks users to fill out a weekly survey of symptoms, as well as healthcare-seeking behavior, prior travel, and mosquito activity around their household. Reported data is used to help identify syndromes consistent with dengue, chikungunya, Zika, and mosquito activity.
The purpose of the Kidenga app is to create a bidirectional data exchange between users and Kidenga. The tool will provide users with the most current data from the public health department about confirmed cases in their area and providing, prevention, and control strategies at individual, household, and community levels. Following the launch, there was significant media interest and an uptick in user interest. As of October 2016, approximately 700 users downloaded the app.