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Risk mapping and early warning systems for the control of meningitis in Africa

Cuevas, Luis ORCID:, Jeanne, I., Molesworth, Anna M., Bell, M., Savory, E.C., Connor, Stephen J. and Thomson, Madeleine C. (2007) 'Risk mapping and early warning systems for the control of meningitis in Africa'. Vaccine, Vol 25, Issue S1, A12-A17.

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Epidemics of meningococcal meningitis in Africa have plagued the continent for over a century. These epidemics have a strong association with the environment and efforts are being made to develop models to predict both their location and their incidence. This review describes the predictive models based on climate/environmental information currently available, describes work in progress, and presents evidence that the distribution of the epidemics is changing in a pattern that is compatible with changes in the environment. Discussion of priorities for research in the context of the new conjugate vaccines in Africa is also provided. (C) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Additional Information: Published in the Supplement "Meningococcal Meningitis in the African Meningitis Belt: Epidemiology and Vaccines", Edited by Marc P. Girard.
Uncontrolled Keywords: epidemics meningococcal meningitis environment climate remote sensing geographic information system (gis) risk map africa meningococcal meningitis neisseria-meningitidis burkina-faso molecular epidemiology routine vaccination serogroup-a w135 vaccines niger emergence
Subjects: WA Public Health > Statistics. Surveys > WA 950 Theory or methods of medical statistics. Epidemiologic methods
WB Practice of Medicine > Medical Climatology > WB 700 Medical climatology. Geography of disease
WL Nervous System > WL 200 Meninges. Blood-brain barrier
Faculty: Department: Groups (2002 - 2012) > Child & Reproductive Health Group
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Depositing User: Pauline Anderson
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2010 16:02
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 13:01


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