A Global Airport-Based Risk Model for the Spread of Dengue Infection via the Air Transport Network

dc.creatorGardner, Laurenen
dc.creatorSarkar, Sahotraen
dc.descriptionLauren Gardner, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australiaen
dc.descriptionLauren Gardner, National ICT Australia (NICTA), Sydney, NSW, Australiaen
dc.descriptionSahotra Sarkar, Section of Integrative Biology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, United States of Americaen
dc.description.abstractThe number of travel-acquired dengue infections has seen a consistent global rise over the past decade. An increased volume of international passenger air traffic originating from regions with endemic dengue has contributed to a rise in the number of dengue cases in both areas of endemicity and elsewhere. This paper reports results from a network-based risk assessment model which uses international passenger travel volumes, travel routes, travel distances, regional populations, and predictive species distribution models (for the two vector species, Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus) to quantify the relative risk posed by each airport in importing passengers with travel-acquired dengue infections. Two risk attributes are evaluated: (i) the risk posed by through traffic at each stopover airport and (ii) the risk posed by incoming travelers to each destination airport. The model results prioritize optimal locations (i.e., airports) for targeted dengue surveillance. The model is easily extendible to other vector-borne diseases.en
dc.description.catalogingnoteEmail: l.gardner@unsw.edu.auen
dc.description.departmentIntegrative Biologyen
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors have no support or funding to report.en
dc.identifier.citationGardner L, Sarkar S (2013) A Global Airport-Based Risk Model for the Spread of Dengue Infection via the Air Transport Network. PLoS ONE 8(8): e72129. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0072129en
dc.identifier.doiDOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0072129en
dc.publisherPLOS Oneen
dc.rightsAdministrative deposit of works to UT Digital Repository: This works author(s) is or was a University faculty member, student or staff member; this article is already available through open access at http://www.plosone.org. The public license is specified as CC-BY: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. The library makes the deposit as a matter of fair use (for scholarly, educational, and research purposes), and to preserve the work and further secure public access to the works of the University.en
dc.subjectDengue feveren
dc.subjectdisease vectorsen
dc.subjectinfectious disease controlen
dc.subjectVector-borne diseasesen
dc.titleA Global Airport-Based Risk Model for the Spread of Dengue Infection via the Air Transport Networken

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