Geographic research on vector-borne diseases (I)

Type: Paper
Theme:
Sponsor Groups: Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group, Geographic Information Science and Systems Specialty Group, Spatial Analysis and Modeling Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/10/2018
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM
Room: Lafayette, Marriott, River Tower Elevators, 41st Floor
Organizers: Meifang Li, Eric Carter, Ling Yin
Chairs: Eric Delmelle

Description

Vector-borne diseases include dengue fever, chikungunya, Zika, malaria, Lyme disease, etc. In recent years, studies of vector-borne disease from the geographic perspective flourished, featuring a great diversity of topics (from public participation to agent-based modeling) and methodologies (qualitative, quantitative, and integrated). The goal of this session is to collectively present this kind of study and facilitate concentrated discussions.

The topics we welcome include, but are not limited to:
• Public perceptions of vector-borne disease etiology
• Public participation in vector control
• Everyday engagements with environmental management for disease control
• Political ecology and other integrative approaches to studying disease ecology
• Prevention and control strategies and policies
• Characterization of the spatiotemporal pattern of a disease
• Identification of socioeconomic and environmental factors that are related to the diseases
• Simulation and prediction modeling of disease transmission
• Modeling of spatiotemporal distribution of mosquito population and its relationship with climate and environmental conditions
• Characterization and simulation of spatial patterns of different types of infections, as well as their relationships with ecological factors
• Applications of “big” data and computational technologies in studies of vector-borne diseases


Agenda

Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Xun Shi*, Dartmouth College, Meifang Li, Sun Yat-sen University; Dartmouth College, Graph properties of the epidemic trees built with dengue fever cases in Guangdong, China 20 8:00 AM
Presenter Michael R Desjardins*, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Ari Whiteman , University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Irene Casas, Louisiana Tech University, Eric Delmelle, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Space-Time Clusters and Co-occurrence of Chikungunya and Dengue Fever in Colombia from 2015 to 2016 20 8:20 AM
Presenter Irene Casas*, Louisiana Tech University, Eric Delmelle, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Knowledge, attitude and practices (KAP) towards dengue fever in Cali, Colombia 20 8:40 AM
Presenter Catherine A Lippi*, Department of Geography and Emerging Pathogens Institute, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, Anna M Stewart-Ibarra, Center for Global Health and Translational Science and Department of Medicine, State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, Liang Mao, Department of Geography, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, Naveed Heydari, Center for Global Health and Translational Science and Department of Medicine, State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, Sadie J Ryan, Department of Geography and Emerging Pathogens Institute, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, Using a Network Analysis Framework to Discuss Delivery of Mosquito Abatement Services in Machala, Ecuador 20 9:00 AM
Discussant Eric Delmelle University of North Carolina at Charlotte 20 9:20 AM

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