Serological data allows us to understand the exposure history for individuals. We are interested in characterizing patterns of infection risk for different countries, including Bangladesh. Through working with our partners at icddr,b and the Bangladesh Ministry of Health, we visit communities throughout the country and collect information on how people move, interact with each other as well as trap mosquitoes from their households and collect blood samples.
This project allows us to explore the exposure history for many different pathogens and individual-, household-, community-level factors associated with having been infected. We develop different models to build risk maps that predict infection histories in communities not included in our studies, allowing us to build a national level picture of risk.