Heidelberg as a GeoHealth Hub: GIScience team member Steffen Knoblauch was invited by the Hanse-Wirtschaftskolleg to an event of the working group for Intelligent Systems for Vector-Borne Disease. Various sessions will be held, amongst others the session about Mosquito Monitoring first thing tomorrow. At 11 am Steffen will talk about “Key drivers for inner-urban dengue occurrence” during the Mosquito Monitoring session.
He will elaborate on the spatiotemporal occurrence of dengue fever in cities, which often remains unexplained. However, knowledge about the driving factors of urban outbreaks are essential to conduct effective vector control. Mosquito distribution maps, taking into account limited mosquito flight ranges, and modelling inner urban human movement patterns could be one chance to support future interventions. Current research approaches on these topics will be highlighted during this talk.
We are happy to provide a geographical perspective to global health issues and hope to contribute to this line of research for the foreseeable future.