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Environmental risk and meningitis epidemics in Africa

Molesworth, Anna M., Cuevas, Luis ORCID:, Connor, Stephen J., Morse, A. P. and Thomson, Madeleine C. (2003) 'Environmental risk and meningitis epidemics in Africa'. Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol 9, Issue 10, pp. 1287-1293.

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Epidemics of meningococcal meningitis occur in areas with particular environmental characteristics. We present evidence that the relationship between the environment and the location of these epidemics is quantifiable and propose a model based on environmental variables to identify regions at risk for meningitis epidemics. These findings, which have substantial implications for directing surveillance activities and health policy, provide a basis for monitoring the impact of climate variability and environmental change on epidemic occurrence in Africa.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Times Cited: 32
Subjects: QZ Pathology > Pathogenesis. Etiology > QZ 40 Pathogenesis. Etiology
WA Public Health > WA 105 Epidemiology
WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 395 Health in developing countries
WC Communicable Diseases > Infection. Bacterial Infections > Bacterial Infections > WC 245 Meningococcal infections
WL Nervous System > WL 200 Meninges. Blood-brain barrier
Faculty: Department: Groups (2002 - 2012) > Child & Reproductive Health Group
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Depositing User: Martin Chapman
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2013 12:53
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 13:04


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