Track: 5, Dynamic risk based early warning risk maps
Fred de Boer
Arboviral disease risk varies both spatially and temporally. The distribution of key vector and host species, as well as suitable climatic conditions are the main factors influencing this variation. Understanding the spatial and temporal variation in disease risk, thus requires in-depth knowledge on the spatio-temporal variation in abundance of key hosts and vectors. I will create a disease risk map that incorporates data on host and vector densities, distribution, competence and migration patterns. This map can be used to identify high-risk areas maps for setting priorities for surveillance activities.
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