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
| Anyamba, A. - NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT |
| Chretien, J. - DOD-GEIS |
| Yingst, S. - US NAVY MED RES; EGYPT |
| Small, J. - NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT |
| 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.
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.