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Research Project: Biting Arthropod Surveillance and Control

Location: Mosquito and Fly Research

Title: Detection and Response for Rift Valley fever

item Linthicum, Kenneth - Ken
item ANYAMBA, ASSAF - Goddard Space Flight Center
item Gibson, Seth
item SMALL, JENNIFER - Goddard Space Flight Center
item TUCKER, COMPTON - Goddard Space Flight Center
item PAK, EDWIN - Goddard Space Flight Center

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/26/2015
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Rift Valley fever is a viral disease that impacts domestic livestock and humans in Africa and the Middle East, and poses a threat to military operations in these areas. We describe a Rift Valley fever Risk Monitoring website, and its ability to predict risk of disease temporally and spatially. We also describe how this information can be used to develop response, mitigation or avoidance strategies that the military may be able to implement. A discussion of the potential to forecast other militarily relevant diseases is also included.