Sunday, 13 September 2009

Science puts malaria fight on the map

Science puts malaria fight on the map

Ottawa researchers are using satellite images to track the Africans at
greatest risk of disease


A satellite picture taken from 700 kilometres above the Earth shows
agricultural and irrigated land in Tanzania. Researchers Jeremy Kerr and
Manisha Kulkarni used the map to track the local mosquito population, and
accurately predicted where it would be most dense. Their research allowed
them to target the village of Kiruani, seen as an oblong orange strip in
this image, just below the large orange ring surrounding Mount


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