Project Information

The South Dakota Mosquito Information Systems (SDMIS) project is a collaboration between South Dakota State University (SDSU) and the South Dakota Department of Health (SDDOH). Our goal is to provide the best available up-to-date information on the risk of West Nile virus (WNV) within the state. To accomplish this goal, we collect relevant data from multiple sources and use it to map and forecast WNV activity. Mosquito abundance and infection data are provided by cities and local governments within the state. Human case data are provided by the SDDOH. Weather maps are based on data obtained from NASA satellites. Researchers from SDSU combine these multiple sources of information into a forecasting model that is used to estimate current WNV risk levels and project them several weeks into the future. This work is supported in part by a grant from the NASA Applied Sciences Public Health and Air Quality Program (NNX15AF74G)..

South Dakota Department of Health

Nick Hill
Infectious Disease Surveillance

Lon Kightlinger
South Dakota State Epidemiologist

Christopher Carlson
Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity Project Coordinator

SDDOH West Nile Virus Prevention and Control Website


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