|Linthicum, Kenneth - Ken|
Submitted to: Emerging Infectious Diseases
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/19/2006
Publication Date: 4/28/2006
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. Interpretive Summary:
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.