Permanent Link Feedback

The influence of climatic conditions on the transmission dynamics of the 2009 A/H1N1 influenza pandemic in Chile


Abstract Background
The role of demographic factors, climatic conditions, school cycles, and connectivity patterns in shaping the spatio-temporal dynamics of pandemic influenza is not clearly understood. Here we analyzed the spatial, age and temporal evolution of the 2009 A/H1N1 influenza pandemic in Chile, a southern hemisphere country covering a long and narrow strip comprising latitudes 17°S to 56°S.
Methods
We analyzed the dissemination patterns of the 2009 A/H1N1 pandemic across 15 regions of Chile based on daily hospitalizations for severe acute respiratory disease and laboratory confirmed A/H1N1 influenza infection from 01-May to 31-December, 2009. We explored the association between timing of pandemic onset and peak pandemic activity and sev... (more)
Created Date 2012-11-13
Contributor Chowell-Puente, Gerardo (ASU author) / Towers, Sherry (ASU author) / Viboud, Cecile (Author) / Fuentes, Rodrigo (Author) / Sotomayor, Viviana (Author) / Simonsen, Lone (Author) / Miller, Mark A. (Author) / Lima, Mauricio (Author) / Villarroel, Claudia (Author) / Chiu, Monica (Author) / Villarroel, Jose E. (Author) / Olea, Andrea (Author) / School of Human Evolution and Social Change / Simon M. Levin Mathematical, Computational and Modeling Sciences Center / College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Series BMC INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Type Text
Extent 12 pages
Language English
Identifier DOI: 10.1186/1471-2334-12-298 / ISSN: 1471-2334
Rights
Citation Chowell, G., Towers, S., Viboud, C., Fuentes, R., Sotomayor, V., Simonsen, L., . . . Olea, A. (2012). The influence of climatic conditions on the transmission dynamics of the 2009 A/H1N1 influenza pandemic in Chile. BMC Infectious Diseases, 12(1). doi:10.1186/1471-2334-12-298
Note The electronic version of this article is the complete one and can be found online at: http://bmcinfectdis.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-2334-12-298
Collaborating Institutions ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS


  Influence of climatic conditions_2012.pdf
434.7 KB application/pdf
Download Count: 49