Presentation Title

Geographic Distribution of Persistent Malaria Hotspots in Costa Rica

Location

Guzman 202, Dominican University of California

Start Date

4-17-2019 2:00 PM

End Date

4-17-2019 3:00 PM

Department

Public Health

Student Type

Undergraduate

Faculty Mentor(s)

Brett Bayles, PhD, MPH

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

Costa Rica has been trying to eliminate malaria since 1938. While they have come close, there is still a sporadic distribution of incidences every year making it difficult to eradicate. Using data from each district via satellite, we were able to map malaria hotspots as well as statistically show relationships between the environment and malaria hotspots. This study seeks to better understand why Malaria persists in Costa Rica, despite the vector control programs.

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Geographic Distribution of Persistent Malaria Hotspots in Costa Rica

Guzman 202, Dominican University of California

Costa Rica has been trying to eliminate malaria since 1938. While they have come close, there is still a sporadic distribution of incidences every year making it difficult to eradicate. Using data from each district via satellite, we were able to map malaria hotspots as well as statistically show relationships between the environment and malaria hotspots. This study seeks to better understand why Malaria persists in Costa Rica, despite the vector control programs.