Identification of Parasite-Host Habitats in Anxiang County, Hunan Province, China Based on Multi-Temporal China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite (CBERS) Images

@inproceedings{Zhang2013IdentificationOP,
  title={Identification of Parasite-Host Habitats in Anxiang County, Hunan Province, China Based on Multi-Temporal China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite (CBERS) Images},
  author={Zhijie Zhang and R N Maria Bergquist and Dongmei Chen and Baodong Yao and Zengliang Wang and Jie Gao and Qing-wu Jiang},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
Remote sensing is a promising technique for monitoring the distribution and dynamics of various vector-borne diseases. In this study, we used the multi-temporal CBERS images, obtained free of charge, to predict the habitats of the snail Oncomelania hupensis, the sole intermediate host of schistosomiasis japonica, a snail-borne parasitic disease of considerable public health in China. Areas of suitable snail habitats were identified based on the normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) and… CONTINUE READING

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