Malaria maps show global pattern of disease

A new suite of malaria maps has revealed for the first time. The new maps, which indicate the current global pattern of the disease, have allowed researchers to see how malaria has changed over a number of years.

According to Dr. Simon Hay, who leads the Malaria Atlas Project(MAP) group in Oxford, “one-size-fits all approach to controlling is not appropriate”. He believes that the new maps will provide a practical guide to help target resources.

The maps have been made freely available, along with a wide range of other malaria resources via the launch of a new online portal at www.map.ox.ac.uk.

Source: The Times of India

JinGu Lee, VERTICES research intern. gis@vertices.com

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