Mapping environmental suitability for malaria transmission, Greece

Bertrand Sudre, Massimiliano Rossi, Wim Van Bortel, Kostas Danis, Agoritsa Baka, Nikos Vakalis, Jan C Semenza

Research output: Contribution to journalA2: International peer reviewed article (not A1-type)

Abstract

During 2009-2012, Greece experienced a resurgence of domestic malaria transmission. To help guide malaria response efforts, we used spatial modeling to characterize environmental signatures of areas suitable for transmission. Nonlinear discriminant analysis indicated that sea-level altitude and land-surface temperature parameters are predictive in this regard.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume19
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)784-6
Number of pages3
ISSN1080-6040
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Altitude
  • Animals
  • Anopheles
  • Discriminant Analysis
  • Geography
  • Greece
  • Humans
  • Insect Vectors
  • Malaria, Vivax
  • Models, Statistical
  • Plasmodium vivax
  • Seasons
  • Temperature
  • Journal Article

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