Cholera & Climate

Predicting Cholera Outbreaks Using Global Climate Data


Co-PIs: Elsie M. Sunderland and Caroline Buckee

People: Yonatan Grad, Clifton Dassuncao, Mauricio Santillana

Support: Harvard NIEHS Center for Environmental Health


Cholera affects 3-5 million people each year and has been reemerging over the past decade as a significant public health problem. Strong correlations between cholera outbreaks and variables such as rainfall anomalies and productivity have been demonstrated. This project is exploring the use of large scale global meteorological and hydrological/productivity data sets for predicting vulnerability of different regions to cholera outbreaks.