she co-authored, 'ubished in the Internationa (ourna of Infectious 8iseases in )ctober +2., 7oordeen said that mosquito breeding grounds increased foowing heav# rains, 'ointing out that the two annua 'eaks in infections were recorded soon after the two annua monsoons!7oordeen’s research aso found that warming weather 'atterns increased the distribution of the dengue-carr#ing mosquito! She beieves that detaied weather forecasts coud he' heath authorities to better aocate resources and strategica# im'ement 'revention cam'aigns!
When we have better forecast data, we >wi be abe to correate the disease distribution in various 'arts of the isand >and make a feasibe disease ma' that can be used for the whoe countr#,6 she said!%anniahetti agrees, stressing that detaied forecasts woud be @invauabe6 for 'eo'e ike her, who are tasked with hunting a s'ecies of mosquito that is constant# on the move, and eradicating a disease that is constant# changing!
Aight now we are foowing the rains,6 she said! @%reem'tive 'rogrammes coud be much more effective!6=idwa# through (une the %revention :nit was scrambing to reocate most of its resources to the Western %rovince, which absorbed the heaviest rains in the first week of this month!*he third of week of (une, meanwhie, saw the aunch of a massive dengue eradication 'rogramme that incuded members of the armed forces, %anniahetti added!Some regions of the 'rovince received four to si5 times their average (une rainfa in the first week of the month this #ear! %anniahetti said that detaied forecasts woud have enabed heath officias to raise their eves of 're'aredness beforehand!<reater risks for ow-income communitiesShe added that the burden of the disease is uneven# distributed between the rich and 'oor, since the s'read of dengue is arge# determined b# the ceaniness of the immediate environment, and a communit#’s 'ro5imit# to rece'taces ike tanks of stagnant water, or even accumuated garbage!
What we have seen is that there are more breeding grounds in ow income areas, where 'eo'e tend to 'a# ess attention to how safe or heath# their immediate environment is,6 %anniahetti said! $dditiona#, medica treatment comes at a high 'rice, often eaving the 'oor without access to quait# care!LakBumar &ernando, who heads the 9entre for 9inica =anagement of 8engue and 8engue Cemorrhagic &ever at the 7egombo <overnment Cos'ita, ./ km north of the