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Predictive risk mapping of an environmentally-driven infectious disease using spatial Bayesian networks: A case study of leptospirosis in Fiji

Mayfield, Helen; Smith, Carl Stephen; Lowry, John H.; Watson, Connall H.; Baker, Michael; Kama, Mike; Nilles, Eric J; Lau, Colleen

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Introduction Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease responsible for over 1 million severe cases and 60,000 deaths annually. The wide range of animal hosts and complex environmental drivers of transmission make targeted interventions challenging, particularly when restricted to regression-based analyses which have limited ability to deal with complexity. In Fiji, important environmental and socio-demographic factors include living in rural areas, poverty, and livestock exposure. This study aims...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/164913
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0006857
Access Rights: Open Access

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