Using remotely sensed data to identify areas at risk for hantavirus pulmonary syndrome.

  title={Using remotely sensed data to identify areas at risk for hantavirus pulmonary syndrome.},
  author={Gregory E. Glass and James E. Cheek and Jonathan A Patz and Timothy M. Shields and Timothy J. Doyle and Douglas A. Thoroughman and Dr. K. D. Hunt and Russell E. Enscore and Kenneth L. Gage and C. Irland and Clarence J. Peters and Richard T. Bryan},
  journal={Emerging Infectious Diseases},
  pages={238 - 247}
The 1993 U.S. hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) outbreak was attributed to environmental conditions and increased rodent populations caused by unusual weather in 1991- 92. In a case-control study to test this hypothesis, we estimated precipitation at 28 HPS and 170 control sites during the springs of 1992 and 1993 and compared it with precipitation during the previous 6 years by using rainfall patterns at 196 weather stations. We also used elevation data and Landsat Thematic Mapper satellite… CONTINUE READING
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