Utilizing Remote Sensing to Explore Environmental Factors of Visceral Leishmaniasis in South Sudan

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Initial pilot study results suggest that climatology maybe used as an early warning system of Visceral leishmaniasis in South Sudan. Remote sensing and health data indicated that below average precipitation and inundation in the transmission period (AMJJ) may correspond with higher disease occurrence in September, October, November and December.

Tele-Epidemiology: Advancing the Application of Earth Observation to Public Health Issues in Canada

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The emergence of zoonotic diseases is ranking highly among public health issues that the World Health Organization, World Organisation for Animal Health, and numerous national organizations, companies and universities are attempting to address. In order to mitigate these types of health risks, they are adopting a multi-sectorial approach of collaboration known as the One World One Health approach.

MODIS and Vector-Borne Diseases

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Remote sensing via satellites enables us to survey the spatial-temporal patterns of vector-borne diseases in both near and distant places. In this article, MODIS imaging time series, in particular, are explored as an application to bolster surveillance and vector control programs.

Integrating Earth Observations to Support Malaria Risk Monitoring in the Amazon

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An enhanced EO-derived information system can be applied to operational risk monitoring and early warning in the Amazon. B.F. Zaitchik1, B.J. Feingold2, D. Valle3, W.K. Pan2 1 Earth and Planetary Sciences, Johns Hopkins University 2Nicholas School of the Environment and the Duke Global Health Initiative, Duke University 3University Program in Ecology, Duke University Malaria is a vector-borne disease that is … Read More