Presentation Title

Environmental Factors Affecting Dengue Fever 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

Dengue fever is a rapidly emerging mosquito-borne disease that has greatly impacted parts of the Americas, including the country of Costa Rica. The emergence of this disease has been attributed to environmental factors such as precipitation, elevation, temperature, and land cover. Changes in these environmental factors may also change the distribution of the disease.This study aims to find correlations between dengue fever incidence and other environmental factors like deforestation and forest cover in Costa Rica through spatial analysis for the years 2006-2017. By mapping and describing the spatial distribution of dengue fever in Costa Rica, this study seeks to influence targeted interventions to control current outbreaks and prevent future ones.

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Environmental Factors Affecting Dengue Fever in Costa Rica

Guzman 202, Dominican University of California

Dengue fever is a rapidly emerging mosquito-borne disease that has greatly impacted parts of the Americas, including the country of Costa Rica. The emergence of this disease has been attributed to environmental factors such as precipitation, elevation, temperature, and land cover. Changes in these environmental factors may also change the distribution of the disease.This study aims to find correlations between dengue fever incidence and other environmental factors like deforestation and forest cover in Costa Rica through spatial analysis for the years 2006-2017. By mapping and describing the spatial distribution of dengue fever in Costa Rica, this study seeks to influence targeted interventions to control current outbreaks and prevent future ones.