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Highly pathogenic H5N1 transmission risk between domestic poultry and wild Anatidae waterfowl at 1 km resolution for China. Models include H5N1-specific transmission factors and are uni-directional with (A) representing transmission risk from domestic to wild birds, and (B) from wild birds to domestic.
Published in Front. Public Health 1:28. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2013.00028

Highly pathogenic H5N1 transmission risk between domestic poultry and wild Anatidae waterfowl at 1 km resolution for China. Models include H5N1-specific transmission factors and are uni-directional with (A) representing transmission risk from domestic to wild birds, and (B) from wild birds to domestic.

Published in Front. Public Health 1:28. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2013.00028

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Prevalence of Strongyloides stercoralis infection by country based on community-based studies.
Published in PLoS Negl Trop Dis 7(7): e2288. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0002288

Prevalence of Strongyloides stercoralis infection by country based on community-based studies.

Published in PLoS Negl Trop Dis 7(7): e2288. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0002288

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Prevalence of Strongyloides stercoralis infection by country based on health services studies.
Published in PLoS Negl Trop Dis 7(7): e2288. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0002288

Prevalence of Strongyloides stercoralis infection by country based on health services studies.

Published in PLoS Negl Trop Dis 7(7): e2288. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0002288

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Predicted Ae. albopictus range expansion in the northeastern USA under two climate change scenarios.show more(A) Moderate increase in CO2 emissions (B2 scenario). (B) Higher increases in CO2 emissions (A2 scenario). Predicted present range based on 1950–2000 climate data. Three future time periods: 2020s (years 2010–2039), 2050s (years 2040–2069), and 2080s (years 2070–2099). Urban areas are indicated (2010 US Census Bureau).Published in Climate Change and Range Expansion of the Asian Tiger Mosquito (Aedes albopictus) in Northeastern USA: Implications for Public Health Practitioners. PLoS ONE 8(4): e60874. 

Predicted Ae. albopictus range expansion in the northeastern USA under two climate change scenarios.
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(A) Moderate increase in CO2 emissions (B2 scenario). (B) Higher increases in CO2 emissions (A2 scenario). Predicted present range based on 1950–2000 climate data. Three future time periods: 2020s (years 2010–2039), 2050s (years 2040–2069), and 2080s (years 2070–2099). Urban areas are indicated (2010 US Census Bureau).

Published in Climate Change and Range Expansion of the Asian Tiger Mosquito (Aedes albopictus) in Northeastern USA: Implications for Public Health Practitioners. PLoS ONE 8(4): e60874

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The figure above shows confirmed cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) (N = 55) reported as of June 7, 2013, to the World Health Organization and history of travel from the Arabian Peninsula or neighboring countries within 14 days of illness onset, during 2012-2013. All reported cases of MERS-CoV were directly or indirectly linked to one of four countries: Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, and the United Arab Emirates.
Printed in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, June 14, 2013 / 62(23);480-483

The figure above shows confirmed cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) (N = 55) reported as of June 7, 2013, to the World Health Organization and history of travel from the Arabian Peninsula or neighboring countries within 14 days of illness onset, during 2012-2013. All reported cases of MERS-CoV were directly or indirectly linked to one of four countries: Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, and the United Arab Emirates.

Printed in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, June 14, 2013 / 62(23);480-483

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Owly Images

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Published in the South China Morning Post:
"The UN Food and Agricuture Organisation has just published a report on the promotion of entomophagy - the consumption of insects as food. It is a practice that has been around for millenia. Artistotle having waxed lyrical on cicada many a centuries ago."

Published in the South China Morning Post:

"The UN Food and Agricuture Organisation has just published a report on the promotion of entomophagy - the consumption of insects as food. It is a practice that has been around for millenia. Artistotle having waxed lyrical on cicada many a centuries ago."

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nycopendata:


As part of the one-year anniversary of the NYC Open Data Law – Local Law 11 of 2012 – we’re profiling users of NYC Open Data.
Check out this detailed visualization of NYC’s urban tree canopy by Tom Swanson from ESRI. The map is based on the NYC Parks Department’s high resolution land cover data set, which charts grass and shrubs, bare earth, water, buildings, roads and other paved surfaces. 
Urban trees provide environmental, social, and human-health benefits, but these benefits are hard to measure. Using NYC OpenData, the NYC GIS basemap and object-based image analysis, NYC Parks, the University of Vermont Spatial Analysis Lab, and partners developed a comprehensive land-cover map that includes the tree canopy down to the scale of individual trees.
To create the map, the team relied on high-resolution LIDAR to present the height and texture of land cover as well as multispectral imagery and contextual analysis to distinguish trees according to their physical and spectral properties. Converting high-resolution LIDAR and imagery into usable information took significant processing time and labor, but was an effective method for fine-scale canopy mapping in NYC’s complex urban environment. An article on this innovative use of object-based image analysis was published in the Journal of Applied Remote Sensing in 2012 - abstract available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JRS.6.063567.
View NYC’s land cover data set on NYC OpenData
View the high-resolution land cover map

nycopendata:

As part of the one-year anniversary of the NYC Open Data Law – Local Law 11 of 2012 – we’re profiling users of NYC Open Data.

Check out this detailed visualization of NYC’s urban tree canopy by Tom Swanson from ESRI. The map is based on the NYC Parks Department’s high resolution land cover data set, which charts grass and shrubs, bare earth, water, buildings, roads and other paved surfaces. 

Urban trees provide environmental, social, and human-health benefits, but these benefits are hard to measure. Using NYC OpenData, the NYC GIS basemap and object-based image analysis, NYC Parks, the University of Vermont Spatial Analysis Lab, and partners developed a comprehensive land-cover map that includes the tree canopy down to the scale of individual trees.

To create the map, the team relied on high-resolution LIDAR to present the height and texture of land cover as well as multispectral imagery and contextual analysis to distinguish trees according to their physical and spectral properties. Converting high-resolution LIDAR and imagery into usable information took significant processing time and labor, but was an effective method for fine-scale canopy mapping in NYC’s complex urban environment. An article on this innovative use of object-based image analysis was published in the Journal of Applied Remote Sensing in 2012 - abstract available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JRS.6.063567.

View NYC’s land cover data set on NYC OpenData

View the high-resolution land cover map

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The figure above shows a map of confirmed cases and deaths from avian influenza A(H7N9) in China during February 19-April 29, 2013. China has reported 126 confirmed cases of H7N9 infection, of which 24 (19%) have resulted in death. Cases have been confirmed in eight contiguous provinces in eastern China (Anhui, Fujian, Henan, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shandong, and Zhejiang), two municipalities (Shanghai and Beijing), and Taiwan.
Published here in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

The figure above shows a map of confirmed cases and deaths from avian influenza A(H7N9) in China during February 19-April 29, 2013. China has reported 126 confirmed cases of H7N9 infection, of which 24 (19%) have resulted in death. Cases have been confirmed in eight contiguous provinces in eastern China (Anhui, Fujian, Henan, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shandong, and Zhejiang), two municipalities (Shanghai and Beijing), and Taiwan.

Published here in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

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Venn diagram describing different subtypes of influenza and the hosts they infect.
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Venn diagram describing different subtypes of influenza and the hosts they infect.

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