A Spatiotemporal Database to Track Human Scrub Typhus Using the VectorMap Application

@inproceedings{Kelly2015ASD,
  title={A Spatiotemporal Database to Track Human Scrub Typhus Using the VectorMap Application},
  author={Daryl J. Kelly and Desmond H. Foley and Allen L. Richards and Archie C. A. Clements},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2015}
}
Scrub typhus is a potentially fatal mite-borne febrile illness, primarily of the Asia-Pacific Rim. With an endemic area greater than 13 million km2 and millions of people at risk, scrub typhus remains an underreported, often misdiagnosed febrile illness. A comprehensive, updatable map of the true distribution of cases has been lacking, and therefore the true risk of disease within the very large endemic area remains unknown. The purpose of this study was to establish a database and map to track… CONTINUE READING

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A map service has been established within VectorMap ( www.vectormap.org ) to explore the role that relative location of vectors , hosts , and the pathogen play in the transmission of mite - borne scrub typhus .
A map service has been established within VectorMap ( www.vectormap.org ) to explore the role that relative location of vectors , hosts , and the pathogen play in the transmission of mite - borne scrub typhus .
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