Developing a dengue early warning system in coastal urban Ecuador

PRESENTER: Anna Stewart – Research Scientist, and Latin America Research Coordinator, Center for Global Health and Translational Science 
TITLE: Developing a dengue early warning system in coastal urban Ecuador
DATE: September 19th, 12-1pm

TOPIC: Emerging mosquito-borne viral diseases, such as dengue fever and chikungunya, present a major global health threat. To improve the ability of the public health sector to predict and prevent epidemics, researchers are developing early warning systems that integrate seasonal climate forecasts with local epidemiological information. I will present research findings and lessons learned from our ongoing dengue surveillance study in Machala, Ecuador, where we are forming a US-Ecuador consortium to investigate climate and water-sensitive infectious diseases and develop early warning systems.A Production of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, an affiliate of the Rubenstein School for Environment & Natural Resources at the University of Vermont.The Gund Institute is a hub for transdisciplinary scholarship, based at the University of Vermont and comprising diverse faculty, students, and collaborators worldwide. Together we conduct research at the interface of ecological, social, and economic systems, develop creative, practical solutions to local and global environmental challenges, and provide future leaders with the tools and understanding necessary to navigate the transition to a sustainable society.

To learn more visit: http://www.uvm.edu/~gundiee/

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