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The influence of geographic and climate factors on the timing of dengue epidemics in Perú, 1994-2008


Abstract Background
Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne disease that affects between 50 and 100 million people each year. Increasing our understanding of the heterogeneous transmission patterns of dengue at different spatial scales could have considerable public health value by guiding intervention strategies.
Methods
Based on the weekly number of dengue cases in Perú by province, we investigated the association between dengue incidence during the period 1994-2008 and demographic and climate factors across geographic regions of the country.
Results
Our findings support the presence of significant differences in the timing of dengue epidemics between jungle and coastal regions, with differences significantly associated with the timing of the seasonal cy... (more)
Created Date 2011-06-08
Contributor Chowell-Puente, Gerardo (ASU author) / Cazelles, Bernard (Author) / Broutin, Helene (Author) / Munayco, Cesar V. (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 14 pages
Language English
Identifier DOI: 10.1186/1471-2334-11-164 / ISSN: 1471-2334
Rights
Citation Chowell, G., Cazelles, B., Broutin, H., & Munayco, C. V. (2011). The influence of geographic and climate factors on the timing of dengue epidemics in Perú, 1994-2008. BMC Infectious Diseases, 11(1). doi:10.1186/1471-2334-11-164
Note The electronic version of this article is the complete one and can be found online at: http://bmcinfectdis.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-2334-11-164
Collaborating Institutions ASU Library
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