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This research project will undertake to map global vulnerability (current and projected) to selected water-related diseases within a Geographical Information System (GIS) incorporating environmental factors, current burden of illness, socio-economic vulnerabilities and expected impacts of global environmental change.  Factors to be incorporated into the analyses include, but are not limited to: demographics (population growth, density, migration, urbanization); environmental (temperature, precipitation, land use patterns); pathogen etiology and life cycle; access to (safe drinking water, adequate sanitation, public health system); and socio-economic variables (poverty, literacy rates, education levels, community support systems).


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