Precipitation Anomaly and Dengue Outbreaks in South East Asia: 2015-2016

  • Released Thursday, February 28, 2019

The 2015-2016 El Niño event brought changes to weather conditions across the globe that triggered regional disease outbreaks, including mosquito-borne dengue fever in Southeast Asia. This visualization with corresponding timeplot graph reveals the relationship between precipitation anomaly in Southeast Asia and dengue outbreaks. Drier than normal habitats drew mosquitoes into populated, urban areas containing the open water needed for laying eggs. As the air warmed, mosquitoes also grew hungrier and reached sexual maturity more quickly, resulting in an increase in mosquito bites.



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Release date

This page was originally published on Thursday, February 28, 2019.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at 12:12 AM EST.


Papers used in this visualization

Assaf Anyamba, Jean-Paul Chretien, Seth C. Britch, Radina P. Soebiyanto, Jennifer L. Small, Rikke Jepsen, Brett M. Forshey, Jose L. Sanchez, Ryan D. Smith, Ryan Harris, Compton J. Tucker, William B. Karesh & Kenneth J. Linthicum, "Global Disease Outbreaks Associated with the 2015–2016 El Niño Event", Scientific Reports, Volume 9, Article number: 1930 (2019). The paper is freely available online at: www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-38034-z


Datasets used in this visualization

  • CPC UNI (CPC UNI (Climate Prediction Center (CPC) Global Unified) Precipitation) [N/A: Gauge-based]

    ID: 1026
    Sensor: Gauge-based

    Climate Prediction Center (CPC) Global Unified Precipitation

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  • Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly (SST) (Oceanic Nino Index (3 month running means of Extended Reconstructed Sea Surface Temperature (ERSST) v5 anomalies) [Multiple: Multisensors including buoys, passive microwave sensors]

    ID: 1027
    Sensor: Multisensors including buoys, passive microwave sensors

    Oceanic Nino Index (3 month running means of Extended Reconstructed Sea Surface Temperature (ERSST) v5 anomalies

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  • Land Surface Tempearature Anomaly (MOD11C3 V006: MODIS/Terra Land Surface Temperature and Emissivity Monthly L3 Global 0.05Deg CMG V006) [Terra: Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)]

    ID: 1028
    Sensor: Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)

    Land Surface Temperature Anomaly MOD11C3 V006: MODIS/Terra Land Surface Temperature and Emissivity Monthly L3 Global 0.05Deg CMG V006

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  • Disease Reports

    ID: 1029

    Disease reports were obtained from ProMED Mail (Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases), an online informal disease outbreak reporting systems. Disease incidents and/or outbreaks are reported by contributors/subscribers worldwide and subsequently screened, reviewed and validated by expert moderators. ProMED also includes reports from media, government and health agencies internationally.

    This dataset can be found at: https://promedmail.org/aboutus/

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