Avian GIS models signal human risk for West Nile virus in Mississippi

  title={Avian GIS models signal human risk for West Nile virus in Mississippi},
  author={William H. Cooke and Katarzyna Grala and Robert C Wallis},
  journal={International Journal of Health Geographics},
  pages={36 - 36}
BACKGROUND West Nile virus (WNV) poses a significant health risk for residents of Mississippi. Physicians and state health officials are interested in new and efficient methods for monitoring disease spread and predicting future outbreaks. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) models have the potential to support these efforts. Environmental conditions favorable for mosquito habitat were modeled using GIS to derive WNV risk maps for Mississippi. Variables important to WNV dissemination were… CONTINUE READING
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