Climate-Sensitive Diseases: Vector-Borne Diseases and Influenza

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Tuesday, 19 January 2010: 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
B301 (GWCC)
Hosts: (Joint between the First Environment and Health Symposium; the Presidential Forum; and the Second AMS Conference on International Cooperation in the Earth System Sciences and Services )

  1:30 PM
Climate and vector-borne diseases: Visceral Leishmaniasis as an example
Dia Eldin-Elnaiem, National Institues of Health, Rockville, MD
  2:00 PM
Early detection and monitoring malaria from space
Felix Kogan, NOAA/NESDIS, Camp Springs, MD; and A. Powell and M. Goldberg
  2:15 PM
Climate and spatial risk modeling of human plague in Uganda
Andrew J. Monaghan, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and R. J. Eisen
  2:30 PM
Current and future needs of climate data, services, and expertise for the health sector
Christopher M. Fuhrmann, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC; and J. T. Lutz, M. Kovach, D. R. Easterling, and P. J. Robinson
  2:45 PM
Absolute humidity and the seasonal onset of influenza in the continental US
Jeffrey Shaman, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR; and V. E. Pitzer, C. Viboud, B. Grenfell, and M. Lipsitch

  3:00 PM
Malaria Outlook Forums (MALOF) in Africa
Phetolo Page, World Meteorological Organization, Africa, Botswana