Environmental Change and Malaria Risk: Global and Local Implications / Edition 1

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This book reflects the discussions of leading scientists on the potential impact of global change on malaria and other vector-borne diseases. The book makes clear that environmental change, more than climate change, is the driving force behind the observed changes in disease risk. The rapid spread of blue tongue, another highly infectious vector-borne disease, illustrates what might happen if the world looks on unguarded.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402039270
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 9/28/2005
  • Series: Wageningen UR Frontis Series, #9
  • Edition description: 2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 139
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface and acknowledgments
Colour pages
1. Introduction; Willem Takken and Pim Martens (The Netherlands).-
2. Climate change and malaria risk: complexity and scaling; Pim Martens (The Netherlands) and Chris Thomas (UK).-
3. Global environmental change and health: integrating knowledge from natural, socioeconomic and medical sciences; Rik Leemans (The Netherlands).-
4. Application of geographic information systems to the study of the ecology of mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases; John E. Gimnig, Allen W. Hightower and William A. Hawley (USA).-
5. A model structure for estimating malaria risk; M.B. Hoshen and A.P.Morse (UK).-
6. Rapid assessment of malaria risk using entomological techniques: taking an epidemiological snapshot; P.F. Billingsley (UK), J.D. Charlwood (Denmark) and B.G.J. Knols (Austria, The Netherlands).-
7. Malaria risk in the highlands of western Kenya: an entomological perspective; C.J.M. Koenraadt (The Netherlands) and A.K. Githeko (Kenya).-
8. Malaria risk scenarios for Kisumu, Kenya: blending qualitative and quantitative information; Michael van Lieshout (The Netherlands).-
9. INDEPTH Network: a viable platform for the assessment omalaria risk in developing countries; Osman Sankoh and Fred Binka (Ghana).-
10. Challenges for dengue control in Brazil: overview of socioeconomic and environmental factors associated with virus circulation; Paulo de Tarso R. Vilarinhos (Brazil).-
11. Effects of environmental change on malaria in the Amazon region of Brazil; Willem Takken (The Netherlands), Paulo de Tarso R. Vilarinhos (Brazil), Petra Schneider (The Netherlands) and Fatima dos Santos (Brazil).-
12. Bluetongue in the Mediterranean: prediction of risk in space and time; B.V. Purse, P.S. Mellor and M. Baylis (UK).-
13. Discussion and epilogue; Pim Martens and Willem Takken (The Netherlands).-
List of participants

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