Combating West Nile Virus with Remote Sensing

With the rapid spread of West Nile Virus in the U.S., Monterey County Health Department in California developed a project to identify mosquito habitats, correlate the habitats with the county’s vulnerable population, and create a risk map to help decision-makers effectively combat West Nile Virus. This project together with various related programs enable Monterey County officials to more effectively direct their mosquito abatement program to areas where West Nile Virus would most likely affect its residents.


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