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Seasonality in human zoonotic enteric diseases: A systematic review

Lal, Aparna; Hales, Simon; French, Nigel P; Baker, Michael

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Background Although seasonality is a defining characteristic of many infectious diseases, few studies have described and compared seasonal patterns across diseases globally, impeding our understanding of putative mechanisms. Here, we review seasonal patterns across five enteric zoonotic diseases: campylobacteriosis, salmonellosis, vero-cytotoxigenic Escherichia coli (VTEC), cryptosporidiosis and giardiasis in the context of two primary drivers of seasonality: (i) environmental effects on...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/103087
Source: PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0031883

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