Disentangling the effect of local and global spatial variation on a mosquito-borne infection in a neotropical heterogeneous environment.

@article{Grillet2010DisentanglingTE,
  title={Disentangling the effect of local and global spatial variation on a mosquito-borne infection in a neotropical heterogeneous environment.},
  author={M E Grillet and Roberto Barrera and Juan-Eudes Mart{\'i}nez and Jes{\'u}s Berti and Marie-Jos{\'e}e Fortin},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2010},
  volume={82 2},
  pages={194-201}
}
Mosquito-borne pathogen transmission exhibits spatial-temporal variability caused by ecological interactions acting at different scales. We used local spatial statistics and geographically weighted regression (GWR) to determine the spatial pattern of malaria incidence and persistence in northeastern Venezuela. Seven to 11 hot spots of malaria transmission were detected by using local spatial statistics, although disease persistence was explained only for four of those hot spots. The GWR models… CONTINUE READING