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Prediction of Dengue with Climate Change over Delhi: A Statistical analysis and development of warning system
The inter-disciplinary research study will connect meteorology, statistical modeling and geo-spatial mapping to develop the warning system for Dengue. The major objectives of the study are to map the distribution and intensity of Dengue spread over Delhi and Rajkot on a fine spatial scale for the last few years, analyzing the variation of climatic parameters including temperature, rainfall, relative humidity and ENSO index over Delhi and Rajkot for the past ten years. This will aid in establishing co-relation between climatic parameters and factor such as demographic pattern with Dengue distribution at municipal levels and develop future scenarios of Dengue outbreak using climate projection based on statistical model and to build an early warning system covering the whole range of projected climate scenarios.
The project study will be carried out by identifying City Level Stakeholders for Rajkot and Delhi followed by thorough review of the available literature in the fields of Vector borne diseases, dengue occurrences and in relation to climate change at city level. Data sources will be identified with field visits wherein spatial mapping and modeling of climate change and dengue occurrences will be carried out.
Supported by; Department of Science and Technology, Government of India (GoI)