Journal of Tropical Medicine

Spatial Studies on Vector-Transmitted Diseases and Vectors


Publishing date
15 Jan 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Jul 2011

1Laboratório de Transmissores de Hematozoários, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, FIOCRUZ, Av. Brasil 4365 Manguinhos, 21045-900 Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

2Laboratório de Transmissores de Hematozoários, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

3Programa de Computação Científica, FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

4Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

5IRD UMR182 Laboratoire d'Océanographie et du Climat, Expérimentation et Approches Numériques (LOCEAN) Tour 45-55, 4e ét., case 100, 4 Place Jussieu, 75252 Paris Cedex 5, France


Spatial Studies on Vector-Transmitted Diseases and Vectors

Description

Disease is a spatially determined phenomenon. The correct identification of spatial risk factors and landscape definition plays a determinant role in prediction, prevention, and control of disease. Spatial heterogeneity in natural and human-dominated landscapes arises from abiotic and biotic conditions that can be delimited on models and maps. Taking into account these elements, assessments of contemporaneous risk and future change in risk should be possible. Classification of the different background landscapes in which human diseases occur is fundamental to understanding epidemiology and designing effective local control programs.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the spatial component on human diseases transmitted by vectors and their vectors, the development of models and statistical tools, and the use of this approach in control. We are particularly interested in articles describing the importance of the landscape component in vector-transmitted diseases, new theories, models and methods of analyses, and the impact of the spatial approach in control and public health. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Spatial patterns of risk of human exposure to vector-borne diseases
  • Assessments of spatial risk of exposure to vector-borne pathogens that combine vector and human disease data
  • Habitat classification using satellite imagery
  • Development of spatial methods including statistical analysis tools
  • Predictive spatial modeling
  • Spatial aspects in surveillance and research
  • Impact of spatial studies on public health applications

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jtm/guidelines.html. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 573965
  • - Editorial

Spatial Studies on Vector-Transmitted Diseases and Vectors

Maria Goreti Rosa-Freitas | Nildimar Alves Honório | ... | Nicolas Degallier
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 123843
  • - Research Article

Survey of Water Bugs in Bankim, a New Buruli Ulcer Endemic Area in Cameroon

Solange Meyin A. Ebong | Sara Eyangoh | ... | Philippe Legall
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 363520
  • - Review Article

Using a Geographical-Information-System-Based Decision Support to Enhance Malaria Vector Control in Zambia

Emmanuel Chanda | Victor Munyongwe Mukonka | ... | Cecilia Jill Shinondo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 103679
  • - Research Article

A Predictive Spatial Model to Quantify the Risk of Air-Travel-Associated Dengue Importation into the United States and Europe

Lauren M. Gardner | David Fajardo | ... | Sahotra Sarkar
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 598789
  • - Research Article

Effects of Artificial Flooding for Hydroelectric Development on the Population of Mansonia humeralis (Diptera: Culicidae) in the Paraná River, São Paulo, Brazil

Marcia Bicudo de Paula | Almério de Castro Gomes | ... | Luís Filipe Mucci
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 705326
  • - Research Article

Geographic Distribution of Chagas Disease Vectors in Brazil Based on Ecological Niche Modeling

Rodrigo Gurgel-Gonçalves | Cléber Galvão | ... | A. Townsend Peterson
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 959101
  • - Research Article

Species Distribution Models and Ecological Suitability Analysis for Potential Tick Vectors of Lyme Disease in Mexico

Patricia Illoldi-Rangel | Chissa-Louise Rivaldi | ... | Sahotra Sarkar
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 254361
  • - Research Article

Information System and Geographic Information System Tools in the Data Analyses of the Control Program for Visceral Leishmaniases from 2006 to 2010 in the Sanitary District of Venda Nova, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Lara Saraiva | Camila Gonçalves Leite | ... | Vanessa de Oliveira Pires Fiúza
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 652803
  • - Review Article

Distribution and Abundance of Phlebotominae, Vectors of Leishmaniasis, in Argentina: Spatial and Temporal Analysis at Different Scales

María Gabriela Quintana | María Soledad Fernández | Oscar Daniel Salomón
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 837428
  • - Review Article

Use of Indicator Kriging to Investigate Schistosomiasis in Minas Gerais State, Brazil

Ricardo J. P. S. Guimarães | Corina C. Freitas | ... | Omar S. Carvalho
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