(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

An overview of spatial analysis of emerging infectious diseases

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ROBERTSON C. (1) ; NELSON T.A. (2) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography & Environmental Studies, Wilfrid Laurier Univ., Waterloo, CANADA
(2) Univ. of Victoria, Victoria, CANADA


Emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) are of increasing global concern, and quantitative geography can play an important role in integrating spatial data describing drivers of disease emergence and building models of EID risk. This article lays out the key issues of EIDs and describes problems and opportunities for integrative quantitative geography to inform on patterns of EIDs. Issues of data quality are highlighted, as are methods of spatial analysis and forms of research communication and visualization as they relate to the study of EIDs. Our review demonstrates that geography is critically needed in EID research, and many of the issues central to understanding and predicting EIDs are inherently of a geographical nature


Article of periodic

published at : The Professional geographer / ISSN 0033-0124

Editor : Blackwell, Cambridge, MA - ETATS-UNIS (1946)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 66, no4 [pp. 579-588]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 2 tabl.




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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1080/00330124.2014.907702

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