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Spatial epidemiology in zoonotic parasitic diseases: insights gained at the 1st International Symposium on Geospatial Health in Lijiang, China, 2007.

Zhou XN, Lv S, Yang GJ, Kristensen TK, Bergquist NR, Utzinger J, Malone JB - Parasit Vectors (2009)

Bottom Line: The 1st International Symposium on Geospatial Health was convened in Lijiang, Yunnan province, People's Republic of China from 8 to 9 September, 2007.The symposium featured 71 presentations covering soil-transmitted and water-borne helminth infections, as well as arthropod-borne diseases such as leishmaniasis, malaria and lymphatic filariasis.The work made public at this occasion is briefly summarized here to highlight the advances made and to put forth research priorities in this area.

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Affiliation: National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, PR China. ipdzhouxn@sh163.net.

ABSTRACT
The 1st International Symposium on Geospatial Health was convened in Lijiang, Yunnan province, People's Republic of China from 8 to 9 September, 2007. The objective was to review progress made with the application of spatial techniques on zoonotic parasitic diseases, particularly in Southeast Asia. The symposium featured 71 presentations covering soil-transmitted and water-borne helminth infections, as well as arthropod-borne diseases such as leishmaniasis, malaria and lymphatic filariasis. The work made public at this occasion is briefly summarized here to highlight the advances made and to put forth research priorities in this area. Approaches such as geographical information systems (GIS), global positioning systems (GPS) and remote sensing (RS), including spatial statistics, web-based GIS and map visualization of field investigations, figured prominently in the presentation.

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Map showing the routes of the South-to-North Water Transfer Project in China.
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Figure 3: Map showing the routes of the South-to-North Water Transfer Project in China.

Mentions: Less well-known, but still the largest water deviation in the world, is the 'South-to-North Water Transfer Project' (SNWTP), aimed at improving the current water shortage in the northern part of China [87,88]. It adds to the risk posed by bovine schistosomiasis by opening the gates for the dispersal of infected O.hupensis snails along the diversion routes (especially the eastern routes) to northern China. Yixin Huang and colleagues evaluated the possibility of the endemic areas extending from the southern to the northern parts of China following the implementation of the SNWTP [89]. The researchers concluded that the water flow and constructions are secure vis-à-vis the spread of Oncomelania snails from the south to north in the water diversion of the eastern route project. However, the potential for transmission of Oncomelania snails may exist south of latitude 33°15 N in Jiangsu province, such as in the Lixia River basin, in the Jinbao River and in the Hongze Lake [88] (Figure 3).


Spatial epidemiology in zoonotic parasitic diseases: insights gained at the 1st International Symposium on Geospatial Health in Lijiang, China, 2007.

Zhou XN, Lv S, Yang GJ, Kristensen TK, Bergquist NR, Utzinger J, Malone JB - Parasit Vectors (2009)

Map showing the routes of the South-to-North Water Transfer Project in China.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
Show All Figures
getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC2663554&req=5

Figure 3: Map showing the routes of the South-to-North Water Transfer Project in China.
Mentions: Less well-known, but still the largest water deviation in the world, is the 'South-to-North Water Transfer Project' (SNWTP), aimed at improving the current water shortage in the northern part of China [87,88]. It adds to the risk posed by bovine schistosomiasis by opening the gates for the dispersal of infected O.hupensis snails along the diversion routes (especially the eastern routes) to northern China. Yixin Huang and colleagues evaluated the possibility of the endemic areas extending from the southern to the northern parts of China following the implementation of the SNWTP [89]. The researchers concluded that the water flow and constructions are secure vis-à-vis the spread of Oncomelania snails from the south to north in the water diversion of the eastern route project. However, the potential for transmission of Oncomelania snails may exist south of latitude 33°15 N in Jiangsu province, such as in the Lixia River basin, in the Jinbao River and in the Hongze Lake [88] (Figure 3).

Bottom Line: The 1st International Symposium on Geospatial Health was convened in Lijiang, Yunnan province, People's Republic of China from 8 to 9 September, 2007.The symposium featured 71 presentations covering soil-transmitted and water-borne helminth infections, as well as arthropod-borne diseases such as leishmaniasis, malaria and lymphatic filariasis.The work made public at this occasion is briefly summarized here to highlight the advances made and to put forth research priorities in this area.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, PR China. ipdzhouxn@sh163.net.

ABSTRACT
The 1st International Symposium on Geospatial Health was convened in Lijiang, Yunnan province, People's Republic of China from 8 to 9 September, 2007. The objective was to review progress made with the application of spatial techniques on zoonotic parasitic diseases, particularly in Southeast Asia. The symposium featured 71 presentations covering soil-transmitted and water-borne helminth infections, as well as arthropod-borne diseases such as leishmaniasis, malaria and lymphatic filariasis. The work made public at this occasion is briefly summarized here to highlight the advances made and to put forth research priorities in this area. Approaches such as geographical information systems (GIS), global positioning systems (GPS) and remote sensing (RS), including spatial statistics, web-based GIS and map visualization of field investigations, figured prominently in the presentation.

No MeSH data available.


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