A Global Public Database of Disease Vector and Reservoir Distributions

Date

2009-03-31

Authors

Moffett, Alexander
Strutz, Stavana E.
Guda, Nelson
González, Camila
Ferro, Maria Cristina
Sánchez-Cordero, Víctor
Sarkar, Sahotra

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Public Library of Science

Abstract

The Disease Vector Database is a global, free, public, Web-accessible resource presenting data on the geographical distribution of infectious disease vectors and reservoirs. At present, the Database contains records for dengue and malaria vectors and Chagas disease and leishmaniasis vectors and reservoirs. Future versions of the Database will include parasite data. These data can be used for a variety of purposes including the construction of ecological niche models and disease risk maps. The Database permits downloading data in formats designed to facilitate such use, for instance, as input files for popular niche modeling software packages such as Maxent and GARP.

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Alexander Moffett is with UT Austin, Stavana Strutz is with UT Austin, Nelson Guda is with UT Austin, Camila González is with National Autonomous University of Mexico, Maria Cristina Ferro is with the National Institute of Health Bogotá, Víctor Sánchez-Cordero is with National Autonomous University of Mexico, Sahotra Sarkar is with UT Austin.

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Citation

Moffett A, Strutz S, Guda N, González C, Ferro MC, et al. (2009) A Global Public Database of Disease Vector and Reservoir Distributions. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 3(3): e378. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0000378