Vector-borne diseases such as dengue fever, chikungunya, and Zika pose a major threat to the health of Caribbean communities. Aedes aegypti (Ae. aegypti), the primary vector of these viruses, is dependent on humans for reproduction, and has been detected in populated areas within Puerto Rico.
Dengue Bites: Predicting Dengue Risk in Puerto Rico
This is a part of the 2015 Fall VPS. For more VPS articles, click here Category: Assessing Human Risk Project Team: Puerto Rico Health & Air Quality Team Location: NASA Ames Research Center ÛÒ Mountain View, California Authors: Andrew Nguyen Alannah Johansen Martha Sayre Mentors/Advisors: Dr. Juan Torres-PÌ©rez (Bay Area Environmental Research Institute) Abstract: The dengue virus is the fastest-growing … Read More
MODIS and Vector-Borne Diseases
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.