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  1. Tele-epidemiology: satellites see mosquitoes coming

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    August 1, 2011

    Tele-epidemiology, relying on satellite imagery to study relationships between climate, the environment and health, is spawning a host of projects in West Africa. Risk maps able to predict exposure to disease-bearing insects are now operational and set to greatly facilitate healthcare applications.

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  2. Keeping an eye on epidemics from space

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    September 28, 2006

    Malaria, dengue fever, Rift Valley fever, West Nile virus and Chikungunya are all mosquito-borne diseases. What can we do to control these insects capable of spreading viruses throughout entire regions? Emerging alternatives to aggressive solutions are increasingly relying on space-based tools. Culling livestock or eradicating mosquitoes across an entire region is a costly business and can sometimes have harmful effects. But less radical solutions are now proving their worth, in particular mitigation and near-real-time monitoring using early-warning systems.

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  3. CNES and Sanofi Pasteur join forces to combat dengue fever

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    August 10, 2011

    In response to the haemorrhagic dengue fever pandemic currently sweeping the planet, CNES and Sanofi Pasteur are joining forces to develop predictive mapping techniques for risk zones.

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