The use of high-resolution remote sensing for plague surveillance in Kazakhstan

Bubonic plague, caused by the bacteria Yersinia pestis, persists as a public health problem in many parts of the world, including central Kazakhstan. Bubonic plague occurs most often in humans through a flea bite, when a questing flea fails to find a rodent host. For many of the plague foci in Kazakhstan the great gerbil is the major host of plague, a social rodent well-adapted to desert environments. Intensive monitoring and

External Contact Person: 

E.A. Addink


e.addink [at] geo.uu.nl

Bibliographic reference: 

Addink, E.A. et al. (2010): The Use of High-Resolution Remote Sensing for Plague Surveillance in Kazakhstan. Remote Sensing of the Environment, Vol. 114, 674-681.


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