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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: SURVEILLANCE AND ECOLOGY OF MOSQUITO, BITING AND FILTH BREEDING INSECTS

Location: Mosquito and Fly Research Unit

Title: SATELLITE-BASED RIFT VALLEY FEVER FORECASTS PREDICT A LARGE YELLOW FEVER EPIDEMIC IN SUDAN, 2005

Authors
item Anyamba, A. - NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT
item Chretien, J. - DOD-GEIS
item Yingst, S. - US NAVY MED RES; EGYPT
item Small, J. - NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT
item Linthicum, Kenneth
item Tucker, C. - NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT

Submitted to: Emerging Infectious Diseases
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: March 19, 2006
Publication Date: April 28, 2006
Citation: Anyamba, A., Chretien, J., Yingst, S., Small, J., Linthicum, K., Tucker, C. 2006. Satellite-based Rift Valley Fever forecasts predict a large yellow fever epidemic in sudan, 2005 [abstract]. International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases 2006, March 19-22, 2006, Atlanta, Georgia.

Technical Abstract: Sustained, heavy East African rainfall is associated with Aedes spp. breeding in Kenyan grasslands and Rift Valley Fever (RVF) epidemics. Validated RVF forecasts use satellite measurements of vegetation greenness (which increases after heavy rains) and other eco-climate indicators. These models may forecast other mosquito-borne outbreaks.

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