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Optical remote sensing a potential tool for forecasting malaria in Orissa, India
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Paper Abstract

Information on current and anticipated moisture and thermal condition from satellite data represents a source of affordable yet careful information for malaria forecasters to implement and control of epidemic. During the last decades Orissa state in India suffered from highest level of malaria incidence. This situation requires frequent monitoring of environmental conditions and dynamics of malaria occurrence. During 1985 to 2004 the NOAA AVHRR global vegetation index (GVI) dataset and its vegetation health (VH) have been studied and used as proxy for malaria fluctuation. This paper discusses applications of VH for early detecting and monitoring malaria incidence in Orissa. A significant relationship between satellite data and annual malaria incidences is found at least three months before the major malaria transmission period.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 May 2013
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8723, Sensing Technologies for Global Health, Military Medicine, and Environmental Monitoring III, 87231A (29 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2014702
Show Author Affiliations
Mohammad Nizamuddin, The City College of New York (United States)
Kawsar Akhand, The City College of New York (United States)
Leonid Roytman, The City College of New York (United States)
Felix Kogan, National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (United States)
Mitch Goldberg, National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8723:
Sensing Technologies for Global Health, Military Medicine, and Environmental Monitoring III
Šárka O. Southern, Editor(s)

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