Using Remotely Sensed Data To Identify Areas at Risk for Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome
Gregory E. Glass*
, James E. Cheek†, Jonathan A. Patz*, Timothy M. Shields*, Timothy J. Doyle‡, Douglas A. Thoroughman†, Darcy K. Hunt†, Russell E. Enscore§, Kenneth L. Gage§, Charles Irland†, C. J. Peters¶, and Ralph Bryan§
Author affiliations: *The Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; †Indian Health Service, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA; ‡Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA; §Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ft. Collins, Colorado, USA; and ¶Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Figure 3. Comparison of predicted HPS risk for 1993 (top) and 1996 (bottom) by satellite imagery taken in 1992 and 1995, respectively, in the study area. Low-risk areas are in dark blue and high-risk areas are in red and yellow. There was a significant reduction in predicted high-risk areas in 1996 compared with 1993.
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