15th Conf on Biometeorology and Aerobiology and the 16th International Congress of Biometeorology

Session 3C: Climate and Infectious Diseases around the world

Monday, 28 October 2002: 4:00 PM-5:30 PM
Organizer:  Jonathan Patz, Johns Hopkins Universtiy, Bloomberg School of Public Health
  4:00 PM
The development of epidemic early warning systems for Africa: malaria and meningitis
Madeleine Thomson, International Research Institute for Climate Prediction, Palisades, NY; and M. Hoshen, A. Molesworth, L. Cuevas, E. Worrall, A. P. Morse, M. Cresswell, and S. J. Connor

  4:15 PM
Analysis of the influences of climate on human infectious diseases at the landscape level
Ulisses E. C Confalonieri, National School of Public Health, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

  4:30 PM
Climate Variability and Malaria in the African Highlands: Simulating indoor densities of An. gambiae using a climate-ecological model
Andrew Githeko, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Centre for Vector Biology and Control Research, Kisumu, Kenya; and J. M. Ayisi, F. K. Atieli, B. A. Ndenga, P. S. Odada, J. Baumgärtner, J. I. Githure, C. J. Beier, and G. Zhou

  4:45 PM
Recent improvements in dengue/climate stochastic modeling
Kathleen V. Schreiber, Millersville University of Pennsylvania, Millersville, PA

  5:00 PM
Rainfall, run-off, and waterborne diseases
Jonathan Patz, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD

  5:15 PM
Weather-Based Forecasting of Malaria Epidemics
Moshe B. Hoshen, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom; and A. P. Morse, S. J. Connor, and M. C. Thomson