PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2015, Vol. 34 ›› Issue (7): 926-935.doi: 10.18306/dlkxjz.2015.07.014

• Geomorphology and Quaternary • Previous Articles    

A review of geographical and environmental factor detection and risk prediction of natural focus diseases

Yifan LI1,2, Juanle WANG1,3,*(), Mengxu GAO1   

  1. 1. State Key Laboratory of Resources and Environmental Information System, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China
    2. College of Resources and Environment, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
    3. Jiangsu Center for Collaborative Innovation in Geographical Information Resource Development and Application, Nanjing 210023, China
  • Received:2015-02-01 Revised:2015-03-01 Online:2015-07-10 Published:2015-07-10
  • Contact: Juanle WANG


:The distribution and transmission of natural focus diseases (NFDs) are closely related to the geographical environment. Further study on the relationship between geographical and environmental factors and distribution of NFDs is of great importance for the detection of natural foci and risk prediction of NFDs. Concentrated on the tick-borne diseases, this article provides an overview and analysis of the relationship between risk characteristics of NFDs and geographic and environmental factors, like soil, climate, vegetation and other man-made factors. Besides, this article has also summarized the detection methods of risk characteristics of NFDs, and the establishment and expression of risk prediction models. It points out the difficulties and research focus of current studies, and summarizes future research trends.

Key words: natural focus disease, geographical environment, factor detection, risk prediction, tick-borne disease