GIS and Remote Sensing Use in the Exploration of Lyme Disease Epidemiology
AbstractGiven the relatively recent recognition of Lyme disease (LD) by CDC in 1990 as a nationally notifiable infectious condition, the rise of reported human cases every year argues for a better understanding of its geographic scope. The aim of this inquiry was to explore research conducted on spatiotemporal patterns of Lyme disease in order to identify strategies for implementing vector and reservoir-targeted interventions. The focus of this review is on the use of GIS-based methods to study populations of the reservoir hosts, vectors and humans in addition to the spatiotemporal interactions between these populations. New GIS-based studies are monitoring occurrence at the macro-level, and helping pinpoint areas of occurrence at the micro-level, where spread within populations of reservoir hosts, clusters of infected ticks and tick to human transmission may be better understood. View Full-Text
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Ozdenerol, E. GIS and Remote Sensing Use in the Exploration of Lyme Disease Epidemiology. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015, 12, 15182-15203.
Ozdenerol E. GIS and Remote Sensing Use in the Exploration of Lyme Disease Epidemiology. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2015; 12(12):15182-15203.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ozdenerol, Esra. 2015. "GIS and Remote Sensing Use in the Exploration of Lyme Disease Epidemiology." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 12, no. 12: 15182-15203.