The Vector-Borne Disease Airport Importation Risk Tool
TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) CRP-CD-137: The Vector-Borne Disease Airport Importation Risk Tool is a CD-ROM-based interactive tool designed to help define the roles of airports and airlines in the transmission and spread of insect-borne human diseases.
The tool relies on the assumptions that the levels of imported vector and vector-borne disease risk via air travel are related to the presence of flight routes connected to endemic regions, the level of traffic between the origin and destination cities, and the monthly climatic similarity between origin and destination.
The tool focuses on four vector-borne diseases—malaria, dengue, yellow fever, and chikungunya; describes the relative importation risk for the selected airport; and provides suggestions for mitigation.
In addition to the CD-ROM-based version, the tool and user's guide is available online
The CD-ROM is available for download as an ISO image. Links to the ISO image and instructions for burning a CD-ROM from an ISO image are provided below.
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CD-ROM Disclaimer - This software is offered as is, without warranty or promise of support of any kind either expressed or implied. Under no circumstance will the National Academy of Sciences or the Transportation Research Board (collectively "TRB") be liable for any loss or damage caused by the installation or operation of this product. TRB makes no representation or warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, including without limitation, the warranty of merchantability or the warranty of fitness for a particular purpose, and shall not in any case be liable for any consequential or special damages.
This Summary Last Modified On: 9/30/2016