Nils Robert Bergquist

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The present strong emphasis on gross organ pathology (liver, kidneys, bladder) in schistosomiasis needs to be replaced with a more balanced view of the disease that also takes into account systemic symptoms that are less easy to assess, such as retarded growth, cognitive development and the effect of continuing low-level blood loss. Access to better(More)
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Progress in China on developing prediction models using remote sensing, geographic information systems and climate data with historical infection prevalence and malacology databases is reviewed. Special reference is made to the effects of the Yangtze river Three Gorges dam project on environmental changes that may impact changes in the spatial and temporal(More)
Appraisal of the present and future impact of climate change and climate variability on the transmission of infectious diseases is a complex but pressing public health issue. We developed a biology-driven model to assess the potential impact of rising temperature on the transmission of schistosomiasis in China. We found a temperature threshold of 15.4(More)
The 1st International Symposium on Geospatial Health was convened in Lijiang, Yunnan province, People's Republic of China from 8 to 9 September, 2007. The objective was to review progress made with the application of spatial techniques on zoonotic parasitic diseases, particularly in Southeast Asia. The symposium featured 71 presentations covering(More)
Climates and topography effectively restrict vector-borne infections to certain geographical areas, a clear illustration of how strongly the spatial distributions of these diseases rely on environmental factors. This is hardly a new revelation, but just a few years back, without the support of computer-assisted collection and handling of data, we were far(More)
At a team residency sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation in Bellagio, Italy, 10-14 April 2000 an organizational plan was conceived to create a global network of collaborating health workers and earth scientists dedicated to the development of computer-based models that can be used for improved control programs for schistosomiasis and other snail-borne(More)
Carbon immunoassay (CIA), a novel indirect rapid test for Toxoplasma antibody in sheep, was compared with indirect fluorescent antibody assay (IFA). CIA relies on the adherence of carbon particles of India-ink to rabbit immunoglobulin G.l Carbon labelled anti-sheep rabbit IgG was used for the detection of sheep antibody when attached to tachyzoites of(More)