Ecology and geography of human monkeypox case occurrences across Africa

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dc.contributor.author Ellis, Christine K.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-03T19:34:31Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-03T19:34:31Z
dc.date.issued 2009-02-03T19:34:31Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/1237
dc.description.abstract As ecological niche modeling (ENM) evolves as a tool in epidemiology and public health, refinement of occurrence data , and selection of the most appropriate and informative environmental data sets becomes increasingly important. In this report, a previous ENM analysis predicting the potential distribution of human monkeypox in Africa is reassessed using refined georeferencing criteria, and use of a more diverse set of environmental data, in order to identify environmental parameters contributing to monkeypox ecology. Significant environmental variables included annual precipitation, several temperature-related variables, net primary productivity, potential evaoptranspiration, solid moisture, soil pH, and two monthly NDVI variables. Our results emphasize the importance of selecting the most appropriate and informative environmental data for ENM analysis. en
dc.subject Human monkey pox en
dc.subject Ecological niche modeling en
dc.subject Public health en
dc.subject Epidemiology en
dc.subject Georeferencing en
dc.title Ecology and geography of human monkeypox case occurrences across Africa en
dc.type Report en
dc.description.degree Master of Public Health en
dc.description.level Masters en
dc.description.department Department of Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology en
dc.description.advisor Patricia A. Payne en
dc.subject.umi Biology, Veterinary Science (0778) en
dc.date.published 2008 en
dc.date.graduationmonth December en

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