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Simulation Modeling of Public Health Interventions on Dengue Vector Abundance: Current and Future Estimates

Two and a half billion people around the world are at risk from the mosquito-borne viral disease, dengue. Reducing risk by eliminating the mosquitoes that carry the virus is the only way to prevent disease. For this project we are modeling a novel intervention strategy developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Puerto Rico using ‘field’ data collected at the UA’s Biosphere-2. Modeling this public health intervention its effectiveness can be model compared to other strategies, in other locations, and under alternative climate scenarios.

Start Year: 
2013
End Year: 
2018
Researchers: 
Heidi Brown

The University of Arizona