Tele-Epidemiology and Public Health in the Canadian Context

TitleTele-Epidemiology and Public Health in the Canadian Context
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsBrazeau, S, Ludwig, A, Kotchi, SOlivier, Ogden, NH, Pelcat, Y, Aude, G, Turgeon, P
JournalLiving Planet Symposium 2016
Date Published05/2016

The management of key public health issues requires solid evidence-based knowledge for the prevention and control of various emerging or re-emerging vector borne diseases (e.g. Lyme disease, West Nile virus, etc.) and environmentally-linked diseases (e.g. enteric infections from recreational water contamination). Earth observation (EO) images enhance knowledge and capacity to characterize risk of illness across the vast Canadian territory by deriving new and up-to-date data from population, climatic and environmental determinants of health relevant to public health actions such as risk mapping, risk communication and identification of vulnerable populations.