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Research Project: Biting Arthropod Surveillance and Control

Location: Mosquito and Fly Research

Title: Impact of Global Climate on Rift Valley Fever Disease Outbreaks

item Linthicum, Kenneth - Ken
item Gibson, Seth
item ANYAMBA, ASSAF - Goddard Space Flight Center

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.

Interpretive Summary:

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.