Location: Mosquito and Fly ResearchTitle: Impact of Global Climate on Rift Valley Fever Disease Outbreaks
Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/15/2017
Publication Date: 12/6/2017
Citation: Linthicum, K., Britch, S.C., Anyamba, A. 2017. Impact of Global Climate on Rift Valley Fever Disease Outbreaks. American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting. agu.confex.com/agu/fm17/meetingapp.cgi/paper/225088.
Technical Abstract: Rift Valley fever is a viral disease of animals and humans in Africa and the Middle East that is transmitted by mosquitoes. Since the virus was first isolated in Kenya in 1930 it has caused significant impact to animal and human health and national economies, and it is of concern to the international agricultural and public health community. In this presentation we will describe the (1) ecology of disease transmission as it relates to climate, (2) the impact of climate and other environmental conditions on outbreaks, (3) the ability to use global climate information to predict outbreaks, (4) effective response activities, and (4) the potential to mitigate globalization.