Navigation Links
High population density is greatest risk factor for water-linked diseases
Date:2/14/2012

ibution of health resources around the world, the researchers say.

"We know water is essential to life, but we also know that water is a vehicle that can carry hazards. If we understand the risk factors of disease better, we can inform policy decisions because resources are limited. Second, we can provide an early warning to certain places that are undergoing global environmental change because our model shows how those changes affect outbreak risks," said Song Liang, senior author of the study and an assistant professor of environmental health sciences at Ohio State.

"We're not going to address all of the questions in one study, but we hope to set the stage for studies that can move toward that goal."

Most information on water-associated pathogens and infectious diseases in the Ohio State database came from the Global Infectious Disease and Epidemiology Network (GIDEON), a web-based database containing details on outbreaks for 337 recognized infectious diseases in 231 countries and regions. Liang and colleagues also collected extensive data from journal articles and health organization publications to supplement the GIDEON information.

Among the information included in the Ohio State database were disease-causing agents, such as bacteria or viruses, and their biological characteristics; water's role in disease transmission; disease transmission routes; and details about whether the recorded outbreak represented an emergence or re-emergence of a water-associated disease for a given region. These details were crossed with a socio-environmental database that contained data on population density, global average accumulated temperature, surface area of water bodies, average annual rainfall and per-capita gross domestic product.

Each disease tracked in the database was classified into one of five categories:

  • water-borne (such as typhoid and cholera), caused by microorganisms that enter water through fecal co
    '/>"/>

Contact: Song Liang
SLiang@cph.osu.edu
614-247-4941
Ohio State University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Global experts question claims about jellyfish populations
2. Belize protected area boosting predatory fish populations
3. Public-private partnership helps monitor fish populations
4. Loyola receives NIH grant to study vitamin D deficiency in African populations
5. Vegetarian diet, physical activity protect against diabetes in black population, study shows
6. UofL students seek answers to breast cancer disparities in minority populations
7. DST Health Solutions Integrated Care Management Suite Improves Care Quality, Population Management of 31,000+ Member Health Plan
8. Genetic study of cave millipedes reveals isolated populations and ancient divergence between species
9. Older cancer survivor population to increase substantially
10. The establishment of genetically engineered canola populations in the US
11. Genencor promotes biobased economy to address challenges of fast-growing world population
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/31/2015)... Aug. 31, 2015 Research and Markets ( ... "Saudi Arabia Biomedical Sensors Market - Growth, Trends & ... The Saudi Arabia Biomedical Sensors market is estimated ... 3.64% over the period 2014-2020 The near ... the genetic formulation of each individual. These sensors can ...
(Date:8/24/2015)... Aug. 24, 2015  Based on its recent analysis of ... the 2015 African Biometrics Company of the Year Award. DERMALOG ... commercial success in Africa . It has ... it has implemented one of the largest biometric mass applications ... as the Central Bank of Nigeria ...
(Date:8/18/2015)... N.J. , Aug. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... a key contributor to the Submission Content ... by IRISS, a non-profit forum. Dedicated to the ... provides a neutral platform for industry, vendors, ... share information and work towards a standard ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Saudi Arabia Biomedical Sensors Market Report 2015 - Growth, Trends & Forecasts (2014-2020) 2Frost & Sullivan Applauds DERMALOG's Rise as the Supplier of Best-in-class Biometric Solutions in Africa 2Frost & Sullivan Applauds DERMALOG's Rise as the Supplier of Best-in-class Biometric Solutions in Africa 3Frost & Sullivan Applauds DERMALOG's Rise as the Supplier of Best-in-class Biometric Solutions in Africa 4Frost & Sullivan Applauds DERMALOG's Rise as the Supplier of Best-in-class Biometric Solutions in Africa 5Frost & Sullivan Applauds DERMALOG's Rise as the Supplier of Best-in-class Biometric Solutions in Africa 6Navitas, a Key Contributor in IRISS Forum Webinar 2Navitas, a Key Contributor in IRISS Forum Webinar 3
... "intriguing" discovery that a natural plant hormone, applied to ... The study is scheduled for the Sept. 23 issue ... , a bi-weekly publication. Jing Quan Yu and ... production for the world,s growing population. Farmers worldwide use ...
... of Standards and Technology (NIST) has demonstrated a ... elusive hazards such as concealed explosives and toxins, ... soil by wind and rain. The prototype method ... traces of these materials, which are polarlike water ...
... to be able to find explosive materials and persons ... such searches, the National Institute of Standards and Technology ... has developed a new certified reference material, Standard Reference ... and laboratory assay methods, the SRM will be helpful ...
Cached Biology News:Prototype NIST method detects and measures elusive hazards 2New NIST trace explosives standard slated for homeland security duty 2
(Date:9/1/2015)... WI (PRWEB) , ... September 01, 2015 , ... In ... Venice expertly transports the reader to a not-so-distant future faced with an Ebola pandemic ... beautiful professional who overcomes personal tragedy to enter the world of counterterrorism, and who ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... VetStem Biopharma announces new Clinical ... joint problems can be caused by injuries and abnormalities of the cervical spine. ... or of the spinal cord itself. This can manifest itself as any or ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... Leading CEOs, ... and pain management space join prominent academics and key investors for Neuro Advance ... Medical School in Boston. , Neuro Advance Boston focuses on the latest ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... N.C. , Sept. 1, 2015   ... to facilitating the relationship between doctors and patients, ... Durham, N.C. -based venture capital ... strength and business association with Bull City Venture ... Malik , Medfusion Founder and Executive Chairman. "Both ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Alexi Venice’s Debut Novel Takes on the Human Testing of a Vaccine for Ebola and Revenge by an Anti-Big Pharma Terrorist Group in ‘Ebola Vaccine Wars' 2Alexi Venice’s Debut Novel Takes on the Human Testing of a Vaccine for Ebola and Revenge by an Anti-Big Pharma Terrorist Group in ‘Ebola Vaccine Wars' 3VetStem Biopharma Announces New Clinical Research Program for Equine Cervical Facet Joint Disease 2VetStem Biopharma Announces New Clinical Research Program for Equine Cervical Facet Joint Disease 3Neuro Advance Boston Brings Together Leading Neuroscience Experts on October 14 at Harvard Medical School 2Medfusion Secures Funding to Continue Evolution and Advance Mobile Strategy 2Medfusion Secures Funding to Continue Evolution and Advance Mobile Strategy 3
... PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 26 Jazz,Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ... Cozadd, the,company,s Executive Chairman, will provide a corporate ... New York, NY on October 8,2007 at 8:00 ... the presentation may be accessed by visiting the,Investors ...
... announced,today that Mr. Jeffrey H. Buchalter has been ... With more than 20 years of experience in,product ... Mr. Buchalter is well poised to work with ... toward,commercializing its pipeline. "We are honored that ...
... Deal Includes up to $100MM in License Fees ... 26 Keryx Biopharmaceuticals,Inc. (Nasdaq: KERX ), ... with Japan Tobacco Inc. (JT) (TSE: 2914) and ... business subsidiary,under which JT and Torii will hold ...
Cached Biology Technology:Jeffrey H. Buchalter Joins MacroGenics Board of Directors as Chairman 2Jeffrey H. Buchalter Joins MacroGenics Board of Directors as Chairman 3Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Enters into Licensing Agreement with Japan Tobacco and Torii Pharmaceutical for Development and Commercialization of Hyperphosphatemia Drug in Japan 2Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Enters into Licensing Agreement with Japan Tobacco and Torii Pharmaceutical for Development and Commercialization of Hyperphosphatemia Drug in Japan 3Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Enters into Licensing Agreement with Japan Tobacco and Torii Pharmaceutical for Development and Commercialization of Hyperphosphatemia Drug in Japan 4
ABCA1 Immunogen: Mouse ABCA1-expressing HeLa stable transfectants. Storage: -20 C, Avoid Freeze/Thaw Cycles...
Purified Mouse anti-Hu Actopaxin (pS8) Storage Temperature: Refrigerate(2 to 8C)...
Blank Calibration Particles, 3.0-3.4 mu m 5 ml...
Goat polyclonal to SIAH Interacting Protein ( Abpromise for all tested applications)....
Biology Products: