Remote sensing is a good mean to obtain information at local level : it’s possible with this data to study surface of water area in city or urban environment, or ecozone in a region, or small pond in Sahel ...
High resolution space data allows to understand the mecanism of transmission of the disease.
And thus, for exemple, to identify repartition of the breeding sites of mosquitoes.
Extract of Remote Sensing of Environment 106 (2007) 66-74. Article write by the teams of Media-France ; For more information do not hesitate to contact us.
J.P. Lacaux , Y.M. Tourre ,C. Vignolles, J.A. Ndione M. Lafaye
Abstract During the rainy season the abundance of mosquitoes over the Ferlo region (Senegal) is linked to dynamic, vegetation cover and turbidity of temporary and relatively small ponds. The latter create a variable environment where mosquitoes can thrive and thus (...)
Extract of HealthyGIS ; november 2007
By Yves M. Tourre, Delphine Fontannaz, Cécile Vignolles, Jacques-André Ndione, Jean-Pierre Lacaux, and Murielle Lafaye
Fifty years of successful efforts in the prevention and control of infectious diseases and epidemics have inspired confidence and optimism in modern medicine and technology. Nevertheless, epidemics remain a conspicuous challenge to public health today. In the context of climate change and rapidly increasing population, some epidemics (...)