CHIKRisk is a platform for monitoring chikungunya activity worldwide by providing climate-based risk maps for chikungunya, locations of reported chikungunya cases and other relevant maps. The chikungunya risk map is developed using multi-source climate and historical outbreak data and machine learning algorithms to determine areas of risk for situational awareness. The current risk map is calculated using observed climate conditions, while the forecast risk map is derived from climate forecast data. Both risk algorithms take into consideration human population density and historical occurrence of chikungunya activity. Users can overlay chikungunya outbreak locations on either climate, climate-forecast, population, risk or forecast-risk maps as desired.
The application addresses:
- Where has chikungunya activity occurred
- Where it is occurring now
- Which regions are currently at risk for chikungunya
- Where is it likely to occur in the immediate future
In this application version:
- Climate (rainfall and temperature) maps are available from 2000 to 2019.
- Climate forecasts are available for 2019 and 2020.
- Chikungunya outbreak data is available from 2000 to 2019.
- Risk maps are currently available from 2016 to 2019.
- Population density map is available for 2010 and 2015.
- Forecast-risk maps are available for 2019 and 2020.
All data and maps are updated on monthly basis.
Chikungunya: A mosquito borne viral disease that causes fever and joint pain.
Chikungunya vectors: Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus are the most common mosquitoes transmitting the disease. Outbreaks have been historically reported in Africa, Asia and the Indian subcontinent. However, in 2013, it spread to the Americas. According to WHO, chikungunya has been reported in 60 countries across Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas. There are no specific antiviral drug treatments or vaccine available for chikungunya, hence the importance of early warning and control.