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Chagas disease study using satellite image processing: A Bolivian case

Remote sensing is the technology that has enabled us to obtain information about the Earth's surface without directly contacting it. For this reason, currently, the Bolivian state has considered a list of interesting applications of remote sensing in the country, including the following: biodiversity and environment monitoring, mining and geology, epidemiology, agriculture, water resources and land use planning. The use of satellite images has become a great tool for epidemiology because with this technological advance we can determine the environment in which transmission occurs, the distribution of the disease and its evolution over time. In that context, one of the important diseases related to public health in Bolivia is Chagas disease, also known as South American Trypanosomiasis.

» Author: Natalia I. Vargas-Cuentas, Avid Roman-Gonzalez, Alicia Alva Mantari, Luis AnthonyAucapuma Muñoz

» Reference: Acta Astronautica, Volume 144

» Publication Date: 01/03/2018

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