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A Potential Correlation Between the Temperature of the Pacific Ocean and Data from Google Trends May Yield a Warning Sign for the Outbreak of Zika
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Volume 4, 2016
Issue 2 (April)
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Raúl Isea, Institute of Advanced Studies – IDEA, Hoyo de la Puerta, Baruta, Venezuela.
There has been a large number of reported cases of the occurrence of Zika in different countries in 2016 and it is necessary to develop an early warning system to initiate preventive campaigns against the disease. A potential early warning system based on the rise in ocean temperature of the Pacific Niño Index is proposed. The efficacy is verified using data for the outbreak in Colombia as obtained from Google Trends.
Epidemic, Zika, Temperature, Google, Warning, Colombia
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