The Effects of City Streets on an Urban Disease Vector

  title={The Effects of City Streets on an Urban Disease Vector},
  author={Corentin M. Barbu and Andrew Hong and Jennifer M. Manne and Dylan S. Small and Javier E. Quintanilla Calder{\'o}n and Karthik Sethuraman and V{\'i}ctor Quispe-Machaca and Jenny Ancca-Ju{\'a}rez and Juan G. Cornejo del Carpio and Fernando S. M{\'a}laga Chavez and C{\'e}sar N{\'a}quira and Michael Z. Levy},
  booktitle={PLoS Computational Biology},
With increasing urbanization vector-borne diseases are quickly developing in cities, and urban control strategies are needed. If streets are shown to be barriers to disease vectors, city blocks could be used as a convenient and relevant spatial unit of study and control. Unfortunately, existing spatial analysis tools do not allow for assessment of the impact of an urban grid on the presence of disease agents. Here, we first propose a method to test for the significance of the impact of streets… CONTINUE READING
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