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Landscape dynamics and risk modeling of human alveolar echinococcosis

Danson, FM, Craig, PS, Man, W, Shi, DZ and Giraudoux, P 2004, 'Landscape dynamics and risk modeling of human alveolar echinococcosis' , Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 70 (3) , pp. 359-366.

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Abstract

Human alveolar echinococcosis (AE) is a rare but fatal liver disease caused by a parasitic tapeworm. Between 1994 and 1997 a medical survey in a rural area in central China revealed the highest incidence rate of the disease recorded in the world to date, with 15.8 percent of the population infected in one village. Hypotheses on the nature of the transmission mechanisms from the natural to human environment focused on the effects of recent landscape change from forest to agricultural land. Archived Landsat MSS and TM data were used to examine relationships between landscape and human AE prevalence in 31 villages. The results showed a significant positive correlation between AE and the proximity of villages to forest, grassland, and shrubland vegetation, and a negative correlation with the area of cultivated land. A predictive model, based on spatial characteristics of the landscape, is now being developed with the aim of designing management tools for disease control.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Subjects / Themes > G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GA Mathematical geography. Cartography
Subjects / Themes > G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK5101 Telecommunication (Inc. www, lidar, radio, radar, phone, TV)
Subjects / Themes > G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Subjects / Themes > G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GB Physical geography
Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QR Microbiology
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Environment and Life Sciences > Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing
Publisher: ASPRS American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0099-1112
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2007 14:25
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:49
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/720

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