We Can End Malaria Drugs and Diagnostics The current treatment for malaria is artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs). ACTs are effective and are well-tolerated by patients, but because of their high cost, patients often purchase cheaper, less-effective drugs, poor-quality drugs, or counterfeits, all of which can increase the risk that drug-resistant strains of malaria will emerge. Resistance has already been observed in Southeast Asia.
PLOS 31/05/12 Simplified Models of Vector Control Impact upon Malaria Transmission by Zoophagic Mosquitoes. Background High coverage of personal protection measures that kill mosquitoes dramatically reduce malaria transmission where vector populations depend upon human blood. However, most primary malaria vectors outside of sub-Saharan Africa can be classified as “very zoophagic,” meaning they feed occasionally (<10% of blood meals) upon humans, so personal protection interventions have negligible impact upon their survival. Methods and Findings We extended a published malaria transmission model to examine the relationship between transmission, control, and the baseline proportion of bloodmeals obtained from humans (human blood index). Conclusions
Open Source, Geo & Health Workshop (#gecohealth) Invalid quantity. Please enter a quantity of 1 or more. The quantity you chose exceeds the quantity available. Please enter your name. MapMaker Interactive YouTube Help The URL to a YouTube video must be the full length url. To ensure you are using the correct URL, visit your video on youtube.com. The URL to your video will be in your browser's address (see photo for an example) The Nature of Geographic Information course home page Navigation Start Here Orientation Resources Course Text New malaria maps to guide battle against the disease Public release date: 23-Jan-2012 [ Print | E-mail Share ] [ Close Window ] Contact: Craig Brierleyc.firstname.lastname@example.org 44-207-611-7329Wellcome Trust A new suite of malaria maps has revealed in unprecedented detail the current global pattern of the disease, allowing researchers to see how malaria has changed over a number of years. In a study published in the Malaria Journal, a multinational team of researchers from the Malaria Atlas Project (MAP), funded mainly by the Wellcome Trust, present the results of a two-year effort to assemble all available data worldwide on the risk of Plasmodium falciparum malaria, the most deadly form of the disease. Using computer modelling and data on climate and human populations, they have revealed the complex landscape of malaria across the globe.
Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2012, 1:11 Malaria transmission modelling: a network perspective The key concepts, their corresponding representative examples, and publications that we reviewed are summarized in Table 1. As depicted in Figure 1, they constitute four distinct approaches. In what follows, we will present our findings and observations. Table 1. A summary of key concepts, representative examples, and corresponding references
A Metric of Influential Spreading during Contagion Dynamics through the Air Transportation Network Results Stochastic Model of Agent Mobility Air transportation data. We develop a stochastic model of human mobility through a US-centric air transportation network. We use air-travel data provided by the Federal Aviation Administration (www.faa.gov) that includes all flights from all domestic and international airlines with at least one origin or destination inside the US (including Alaska and Hawaii), for the period between January 2007 and July 2010. Note that we do not have traffic information about flights whose origin and destination is outside the US. NetLogo Home Page NetLogo is a multi-agent programmable modeling environment. It is used by tens of thousands of students, teachers and researchers worldwide. It also powers HubNet participatory simulations. It is authored by Uri Wilensky and developed at the CCL. You can download it free of charge. What can you do with NetLogo?
National Atlas home page The National Map is now offering a collection of small-scale datasets that can be downloaded for free. Although the 1997-2014 Edition of the National Atlas of the United States was retired in September 2014, The National Map recognizes the importance of continuing to make a collection of the small-scale datasets, originally developed for the National Atlas, available to users. Small-scale maps have an advantage over large-scale maps when there is a need to show a large area in a single view. This makes small-scale maps an ideal solution for scientists, decision-makers, and planners needing to provide a geographical context for the research projects. Generally, certain geographical and feature details found in large-scale maps are limited or omitted in small-scale maps.
Malaria - Travelers - CDC Malaria Map Application Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to site content Skip directly to page options CDC Home CDC 24/7: Saving Lives. Protecting People. TRENDS IN PARASITOLOGY - OCT 2013 - Estimating malaria transmission through mathematical models Opinion 1 Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Socinstrasse 57, Postfach, 4002 Basel, Switzerland2 University of Basel, Petersplatz 1, 4003 Basel, Switzerland Available online 1 September 2013 New model of disease contagion ranks U.S. airports in terms of their spreading influence World map shows flight routes from the 40 largest U.S. airports.Image: Christos Nicolaides, Juanes Research Group Public health crises of the past decade — such as the 2003 SARS outbreak, which spread to 37 countries and caused about 1,000 deaths, and the 2009 H1N1 flu pandemic that killed about 300,000 people worldwide — have heightened awareness that new viruses or bacteria could spread quickly across the globe, aided by air travel. While epidemiologists and scientists who study complex network systems — such as contagion patterns and information spread in social networks — are working to create mathematical models that describe the worldwide spread of disease, to date these models have focused on the final stages of epidemics, examining the locations that ultimately develop the highest infection rates.
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