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Climate model may help predict malaria outbreaks in India

03 April 2012

UK researchers are working with computer modelling specialists in India to predict areas of the country that are most vulnerable to malaria outbreaks, following changes in monsoon rainfall.

The number of heavy rainfall events in India has increased over the past 50 years, but research has tended to focus on the impact this has on agriculture rather than the vector-borne diseases, such as malaria and Japanese Encephalitis.

The University’s School of Environmental Sciences is working with the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR) Centre for Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation (C-MMACS), Bangalore, to develop technology that will help decision makers and planners target areas that are prone to large scale climate variability and malaria epidemics…..

Read more: http://www.dnaindia.com/health/report_climate-model-may-help-predict-malaria-outbreaks-in-india_1670911

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Written by csirindia

April 3, 2012 at 10:01 pm

Posted in CMMACS

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