2012
DOI: 10.4081/gh.2012.135
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Assessing the risk for dengue fever based on socioeconomic and environmental variables in a geographical information system environment

Abstract: Abstract. An important option in preventing the spread of dengue fever (DF) is to control and monitor its vector (Aedes aegypti) as well as to locate and destroy suitable mosquito breeding environments. The aim of the present study was to use a combination of environmental and socioeconomic variables to model areas at risk of DF. These variables include clinically confirmed DF cases, mosquito counts, population density in inhabited areas, total populations per district, water access, neighbourhood quality and … Show more

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“…Third, these pilgrimages occur during the rainy season. Fourth, more humidity and high temperatures may help exacerbate the situation [16,17], making Makkah and Jeddah more susceptible to infectious diseases [7]. Some sporadic cases in Jizan have been described as due to the nature of the city; Jizan is relatively flat and located at sea level; hence, the likelihood of the formation of small stagnant water collections is high following the rainfall [15].…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 96%
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“…Third, these pilgrimages occur during the rainy season. Fourth, more humidity and high temperatures may help exacerbate the situation [16,17], making Makkah and Jeddah more susceptible to infectious diseases [7]. Some sporadic cases in Jizan have been described as due to the nature of the city; Jizan is relatively flat and located at sea level; hence, the likelihood of the formation of small stagnant water collections is high following the rainfall [15].…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 96%
“…These variables included clinically confirmed DF cases, mosquito counts, population density in inhabited areas, total population per district, water access, neighborhood quality, and the spatio-temporal risk of DF based on the average weekly frequency of DF incidence. Increased mean population density was a significant factor in determining the risk for DF [16].…”
Section: Risk Factors From Studies Of Infectionsmentioning
confidence: 97%
“…Socioeconomic status and segregation of economic resources across neighborhoods have a profound effect on ecosystem function, resident engagement, and sustainable revitalization efforts [67,68,69]. Similar socioeconomic forces and disparities are frequently invoked as drivers of mosquito infestations and mosquito-borne disease [70,71,72,73,74,75], but how these play out in developed countries like the U.S. where public health infrastructure is generally viewed as pervasive is of increasing interest [60,61,64,76,77,78]. A 1990 study in California [75] found that automatic watering devices associated with one affluent neighborhood were associated with more breeding habitat and more adult mosquitoes.…”
Section: Mosquitoes and Coupled Natural-human Systemsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…stephensi Liston. Several of the aforementioned species have been implicated as vectors of arboviruses in other areas or in Saudi Arabia . Also, Cs.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%