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dc.creatorFuller, Douglas O.
dc.creatorTroyo Rodríguez, Adriana
dc.creatorCalderón Arguedas, Ólger
dc.creatorBeier, John C.
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-22T14:23:35Z
dc.date.available2018-06-22T14:23:35Z
dc.date.issued2010-01-13
dc.identifier.citationhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01431160902865756
dc.identifier.issn0143-1161
dc.identifier.issn1366-5901
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10669/74974
dc.description.abstractDengue fever is transmitted mainly by the mosquito species Aedes aegypti , which breeds in water-filled containers in tropical urban areas. In this study medium- and high-resolution satellite (ASTER and QuickBird) imagery were used to map tree cover and built-up surfaces in Puntarenas, Costa Rica, where dengue fever has been endemic since 1993. Hard and soft image classification algorithms were used to generate these variables, which were analysed with respect to vector habitat distribution as measured by the potential mosquito habitats during the wet season of 2006. A multiple linear regression model revealed that built-up surfaces derived from ASTER imagery explained 63.6% of the variance in the number of larval habitats found during the wet season when transmission and incidence of dengue were highest. The results suggest that elements of urban structure such as built-up surfaces may be used to predict the presence of an important disease vector within urban areas and that medium-resolution satellite imagery may help to inform future prevention and control strategies in Costa Rica and other countries where dengue fever is endemic.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Institutes of Health/[P20 RR020770]/NIH/Estados Unidoses_ES
dc.language.isoen_USes_ES
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Remote Sensing Volumen 31 Número 1
dc.sourceInternational Journal of Remote Sensing,vol.31(1),pp.3-11es_ES
dc.subjectDenguees_ES
dc.subjectAedes aegypties_ES
dc.subjectASTER and QuickBird imageryes_ES
dc.subject571.986 Vectores de enfermedadeses_ES
dc.titleDengue vector (Aedes aegypti) larval habitats in an urban environment of Costa Rica analysed with ASTER and QuickBird imageryes_ES
dc.typeartículo científico
dc.date.updated2018-05-15T18:35:58Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/01431160902865756
dc.description.procedenceUCR::Vicerrectoría de Docencia::Salud::Facultad de Microbiologíaes_ES
dc.description.procedenceUCR::Vicerrectoría de Investigación::Unidades de Investigación::Ciencias de la Salud::Centro de Investigación en Enfermedades Tropicales (CIET)es_ES


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