Using Google Dengue Trends to Estimate Climate Effects in Mexico
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Gluskin, R. T., Santillana, M., & Brownstein, J. S. (2013). Using Google Dengue Trends to Estimate Climate Effects in Mexico. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics, 5(1). https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v5i1.4584

Abstract

The incidence of dengue fever (DF) has increased 30 fold between 1960 and 2011. The literature suggests that temperature plays a major role in the life cycle of the mosquito vector and in turn, the timing of DF outbreaks. We use real-time data from GDT and real-time temperature estimates from NASA Earth observing systems to examine the relationship between dengue and climate in 17 Mexican states from 2003-2011. For the majority of states, we predict that a warming climate will increase the number of days the minimum temperature is within the risk range for dengue.
https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v5i1.4584
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