Satellites can help predict malaria outbreaks


Today’s Video of the Day comes from NASA Goddard and features a look at how satellites can help predict malaria outbreaks.

90% of all malaria cases in the Western Hemisphere occur in the Amazon. According to recent data, over the past five years, reported cases of malaria in Brazil have been decreasing, while cases in Per have been increasing. But now, NASA scientists are using satellite data to map the environmental conditions in which an outbreak is most likely to occur. The patterns observed can be useful in predicting future outbreaks to help preparation and prevention.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com

Video Credit: NASA Goddard