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Mapping our Battle Against Mosquito-Borne Diseases with GIS Technology

Despite being often associated with tropical and subtropical regions, mosquito-borne diseases pose an escalating threat to the United States, intensified by rising temperatures due to climate change. The West Nile virus may be the most spread disease by mosquitoes in the U.S., but there are over a dozen other viruses and parasites with the potential to cause sickness and even death.

This National Mosquito Control Week, I’d like to share some modern geographic information system (GIS) tools and strategies to combat these deadly vectors because part of this battle is inherently geographic.

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