Event Title

Predicting Potential Legionnaires’ Outbreaks Using GIS

Location

Learning Commons @ Perry Library Conference Room 1311

Start Date

18-2-2017 11:30 AM

End Date

18-2-2017 12:30 PM

Description

Legionnaires’ disease is a severe form of pneumonia that is caused by the bacteria Legionella. It is not contagious by touch but is from breathing in the bacteria. The elderly, especially living in nursing homes, are the most at-risk for contracting the disease. The disease grows in moist climates and in the city, air conditioning serves as the petri dish. The elderly is at the most risk for contracting the disease with frequent usages of air conditioning and cooling towers. By using GIS, we can study hot spots and 100-yard buffers of cooling towers in New York City, and compare the hot spots and buffers to nursing homes to determine which nursing homes are most at risk for its residents being exposed to the disease.

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Mentor: Dr. Hua Liu

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Predicting Potential Legionnaires’ Outbreaks Using GIS

Learning Commons @ Perry Library Conference Room 1311

Legionnaires’ disease is a severe form of pneumonia that is caused by the bacteria Legionella. It is not contagious by touch but is from breathing in the bacteria. The elderly, especially living in nursing homes, are the most at-risk for contracting the disease. The disease grows in moist climates and in the city, air conditioning serves as the petri dish. The elderly is at the most risk for contracting the disease with frequent usages of air conditioning and cooling towers. By using GIS, we can study hot spots and 100-yard buffers of cooling towers in New York City, and compare the hot spots and buffers to nursing homes to determine which nursing homes are most at risk for its residents being exposed to the disease.