Zika virus: Endemic and epidemic ranges of Aedes mosquito transmission

David F. Attaway, Nigel M. Waters, Estella M. Geraghty, Kathryn H. Jacobsen

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

As evidence linking Zika virus with serious health complications strengthens, public health officials and clinicians worldwide need to know which locations are likely to be at risk for autochthonous Zika infections. We created risk maps for epidemic and endemic Aedes-borne Zika virus infections globally using a predictive analysis method that draws on temperature, precipitation, elevation, land cover, and population density variables to identify locations suitable for mosquito activity seasonally or year-round. Aedes mosquitoes capable of transmitting Zika and other viruses are likely to live year-round across many tropical areas in the Americas, Africa, and Asia. Our map provides an enhanced global projection of where vector control initiatives may be most valuable for reducing the risk of Zika virus and other Aedes-borne infections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)120-123
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Infection and Public Health
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Aedes
Culicidae
Population Density
Infection
Public Health
Temperature
Health
Zika Virus

Keywords

  • Aedes modeling
  • Geographic information science
  • Geographic information systems
  • Risk mapping
  • Zika

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

Cite this

Zika virus : Endemic and epidemic ranges of Aedes mosquito transmission. / Attaway, David F.; Waters, Nigel M.; Geraghty, Estella M.; Jacobsen, Kathryn H.

In: Journal of Infection and Public Health, Vol. 10, No. 1, 01.01.2017, p. 120-123.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Attaway, David F. ; Waters, Nigel M. ; Geraghty, Estella M. ; Jacobsen, Kathryn H. / Zika virus : Endemic and epidemic ranges of Aedes mosquito transmission. In: Journal of Infection and Public Health. 2017 ; Vol. 10, No. 1. pp. 120-123.
@article{86461d9b841943a0b23f969fe3c38ddd,
title = "Zika virus: Endemic and epidemic ranges of Aedes mosquito transmission",
abstract = "As evidence linking Zika virus with serious health complications strengthens, public health officials and clinicians worldwide need to know which locations are likely to be at risk for autochthonous Zika infections. We created risk maps for epidemic and endemic Aedes-borne Zika virus infections globally using a predictive analysis method that draws on temperature, precipitation, elevation, land cover, and population density variables to identify locations suitable for mosquito activity seasonally or year-round. Aedes mosquitoes capable of transmitting Zika and other viruses are likely to live year-round across many tropical areas in the Americas, Africa, and Asia. Our map provides an enhanced global projection of where vector control initiatives may be most valuable for reducing the risk of Zika virus and other Aedes-borne infections.",
keywords = "Aedes modeling, Geographic information science, Geographic information systems, Risk mapping, Zika",
author = "Attaway, {David F.} and Waters, {Nigel M.} and Geraghty, {Estella M.} and Jacobsen, {Kathryn H.}",
year = "2017",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/j.jiph.2016.09.008",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "10",
pages = "120--123",
journal = "Journal of Infection and Public Health",
issn = "1876-0341",
publisher = "Elsevier BV",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Zika virus

T2 - Endemic and epidemic ranges of Aedes mosquito transmission

AU - Attaway, David F.

AU - Waters, Nigel M.

AU - Geraghty, Estella M.

AU - Jacobsen, Kathryn H.

PY - 2017/1/1

Y1 - 2017/1/1

N2 - As evidence linking Zika virus with serious health complications strengthens, public health officials and clinicians worldwide need to know which locations are likely to be at risk for autochthonous Zika infections. We created risk maps for epidemic and endemic Aedes-borne Zika virus infections globally using a predictive analysis method that draws on temperature, precipitation, elevation, land cover, and population density variables to identify locations suitable for mosquito activity seasonally or year-round. Aedes mosquitoes capable of transmitting Zika and other viruses are likely to live year-round across many tropical areas in the Americas, Africa, and Asia. Our map provides an enhanced global projection of where vector control initiatives may be most valuable for reducing the risk of Zika virus and other Aedes-borne infections.

AB - As evidence linking Zika virus with serious health complications strengthens, public health officials and clinicians worldwide need to know which locations are likely to be at risk for autochthonous Zika infections. We created risk maps for epidemic and endemic Aedes-borne Zika virus infections globally using a predictive analysis method that draws on temperature, precipitation, elevation, land cover, and population density variables to identify locations suitable for mosquito activity seasonally or year-round. Aedes mosquitoes capable of transmitting Zika and other viruses are likely to live year-round across many tropical areas in the Americas, Africa, and Asia. Our map provides an enhanced global projection of where vector control initiatives may be most valuable for reducing the risk of Zika virus and other Aedes-borne infections.

KW - Aedes modeling

KW - Geographic information science

KW - Geographic information systems

KW - Risk mapping

KW - Zika

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84999749750&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84999749750&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.jiph.2016.09.008

DO - 10.1016/j.jiph.2016.09.008

M3 - Article

C2 - 27707632

AN - SCOPUS:84999749750

VL - 10

SP - 120

EP - 123

JO - Journal of Infection and Public Health

JF - Journal of Infection and Public Health

SN - 1876-0341

IS - 1

ER -