Although I plan to focus on the impact of road construction in tropical and subtropical regions on the spread and contraction of dengue fever, I hope to use this focus as a model that could help to create policies that would mitigate other diseases spread through insect contact. In places that road and railway construction have already become a part of the permanent foundation, medical infrastructure should be put into place to ensure that populations at increased risk to contract dengue fever have access to medical care to diminish rates of dengue hemorrhagic fever.
Paper prepared for the Environmental Studies Senior Seminar.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. David Salisbury.
Billups, Kate. "Road Construction as a Facilitator for Dengue Fever Transmission." Paper for Environmental Studies Senior Seminar, University of Richmond, April 2012.