Researchers test new model for predicting disease outbreak based on space data

Malaria in peripheral blood.Image: Ed Uthman/Flickr/CC-BY-2.0.

In May 2017, a team of scientists from West Virginia University used satellites to monitor temperatures, water storage,


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Thu, 18/01/2018 - 16:32

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Haiti

OCHA led the humanitarian response to Haiti’s devastating earthquake in January 2010, which killed 217,300 people and affected 2.1 million Haitians.


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August 2011

Connecting Environmental Observations with Cholera Outbreaks in Bangladesh

Taking a global view, public health issues and the environment are intimately linked. As an example, research has demonstrated that cholera epidemics occur seasonally in Bangladesh, with peak outbreaks happening twice a year. This bimodal outbreak pattern closely follows the times when large monsoon events are frequent (spring and fall).

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Wed, 10/08/2011 - 15:41
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