Agritrop
Home

Geographical information systems in parasitology : a review of potential applications using the example of animal trypanosomosis in West Africa

De La Rocque Stéphane, Michel Jean-François, Bouyer Jérémy, De Wispelaere Gérard, Cuisance Dominique. 2005. Geographical information systems in parasitology : a review of potential applications using the example of animal trypanosomosis in West Africa. Parassitologia, 47 (1) : pp. 97-104.

Journal article ; Article de revue à facteur d'impact
[img] Published version - Anglais
Access restricted to CIRAD agents
Use under authorization by the author or CIRAD.
document_540987.pdf

Télécharger (1MB)

Abstract : The epidemiology of vector-borne diseases is complex due to the variability in the ecology of the different actors involved, i.e. hosts, parasites and vectors. The transmission of African animal trypanosomosis in the West-African savannah region is an excellent example of this complexity: riverine tsetse flies have an heterogeneous distribution along the rivers, depending of suitable habitats, and transmit pathogenic trypanosomes were they use domestic animal as feeding hosts. Contrasting epidemiological situations may thus occur at the local scale, and a broad view of the overall environment is necessary to quantify the interfaces in time and space between hosts and vectors. Geographical Information Systems (GIS) can provide new insight into the study of such complex epidemiological processes. GIS is a powerful technology that has been used mainly in map-making, and an enormous amount of knowledge can be gained simply by geographical data projection. GIS also allows juxtaposition of different types of information, creation of new variables, testing of theories and correlation, and generating of predictive models. The purpose of the present paper is to exemplify the potential application of GIS using a recent study carried out on animal trypanosomosis in a cattle-raising area of Burkina Faso.

Classification Agris : L72 - Pests of animals

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 4 (2005-2013) - Santé animale et maladies émergentes

Auteurs et affiliations

  • De La Rocque Stéphane, CIRAD-EMVT-DIR (FRA)
  • Michel Jean-François, CIRDES (BFA)
  • Bouyer Jérémy, CIRAD-EMVT-UPR Epidémiologie (BFA) ORCID: 0000-0002-1913-416X
  • De Wispelaere Gérard
  • Cuisance Dominique, Ministère de l'agriculture et de la pêche (France) (FRA)

Autres liens de la publication

Source : Cirad - Agritrop (https://agritrop.cirad.fr/540987/)

View Item (staff only) View Item (staff only)

[ Page générée et mise en cache le 2020-06-11 ]