O uso de cadastros temáticos na modelagem da distribuição geográfica dos riscos de saúde

by Salles de, Carlos Eduardo

Abstract (Summary)
Most emerging human diseases are associated with human activities that modify ecosystems, influencing human health and making it more vulnerable to infections. A holistic approach to assess the contribution of landscape mosaic to human health risks is proposed. The method uses classified land cover maps as input, defining within (intra-class) and between (inter-classes) class risks and their mode of interaction in a given geographic region. The method is flexible and accepts a wide range of implementation techniques. It was tested for Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) in southern Brazil, but could be applied to other diseases influenced by the landscape. This test at the study area showed that landscape patterns change continually on a local scale and we concluded that the landscape arrangements have aremarkable influence on the HPS risk. Other environmental and social aspects were considered to assess the HPS risk at a space-time perspective. The model results showed a good fit to the observed HPScases, although the temporal dimension was not evaluated due to few cases reported in each month.
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Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Jürgen Wilhelm Philips; Jucilei Cordini; Hugo José Braga; Antônio Miguel Vieira Monteiro; Evlyn Márcia Leão de Moraes Novo

School:Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina

School Location:Brazil

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:epidemiologia infecções por hantavirus avaliação santa catarina engenharia civil


Date of Publication:10/20/2008

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