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Temperature and Malaria Trends in Highland East Africa

Stern, David I.; Gething, Peter W.; Kabaria, Caroline W.; Temperley, William H.; Noor, Abdisalan M.; Okiro, Emelda A.; Shanks, G. Dennis; Snow, Robert W.; Hay, Simon I.


There has been considerable debate on the existence of trends in climate in the highlands of East Africa and hypotheses about their potential effect on the trends in malaria in the region. We apply a new robust trend test to mean temperature time series data from three editions of the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit database (CRU TS) for several relevant locations. We find significant trends in the data extracted from newer editions of the database but not in the older...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011-09-15
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS ONE
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0024524


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