Remotely-sensed Enviroclimatic patterns and Ebola outbreaks: linkages and early warning. Dan Slayback Jorge Pinzon Compton Tucker 8 September 2004. Biospheric Science Branch, Code 923 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt MD 20771 USA. Outline. Ebola outbreaks: facts and hypotheses
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Remotely-sensed Enviroclimatic patterns and Ebola outbreaks:linkages and early warning
8 September 2004
Biospheric Science Branch, Code 923
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt MD 20771 USA
From: Trigger events: enviroclimatic coupling of Ebola hemorrhagic fever outbreaks. 2004. JE Pinzon, JM Wilson, CJ Tucker, R Arthur, PB Jahrling, and P Formenty, American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. (in press)
Community Epidemic Scenario
Peter Walsh et al. Nature (2003)
Just because a species tests positive for virus or antibodies does not mean that it is a link in the chain of transmission to apes.
“Cul de Sac” Hosts
Cul de Sac HOST--HUMANS?
It is unknown where the virus dwells…
Moderate-resolution (1-10’s kms) environmental satellites
Global NDVI anomalies
the hot zone