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NRDC Issue Paper July 2009

Fever Pitch

Mosquito-Borne Dengue Fever Threat Spreading in the Americas

Kim Knowlton, Dr.P.H. Gina Solomon, M.D., M.P.H. Miriam Rotkin-Ellman, M.P.H. Natural Resources Defense Council

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The authors would like to thank Zev Ross and Hollie Kitson of ZevRoss Spatial Analysis, Ithaca, New York, for conducting the mapping, and to Sashti Balasundaram for dengue case data research. Dr. Chester G. Moore of Colorado State University generously provided access to mosquito occurrence data. We would also like to thank Cindy and Alan Horn for their support of NRDC’s Global Warming and Health Project. We are grateful to the following peer reviewers who provided invaluable comments on this report: Chester Moore, Colorado State University; Kristie L. Ebi, ESS, LLC; Joan Brunkard, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Mary Hayden, National Center for Atmospheric Research Institute for the Study of Society and Environment.

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