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A spatio-temporal analysis to identify the drivers of malaria transmission in Bhutan

Wangdi, Kinley; Xu, Zhijing; Suwannatrai, Apiporn T; Kurscheid (previously Johnson), Johanna; Lal, Aparna; Namgay, Rinzin; Glass, Kathryn; Gray, Darren; Clements, Archie


At a time when Bhutan is on the verge of malaria elimination, the aim of this study was to identify malaria clusters at high geographical resolution and to determine its association with local environmental characteristics. Malaria cases from 2006-2014 were obtained from the Vector-borne Disease Control Program under the Ministry of Health, Bhutan. A Zero-Inflated Poisson multivariable regression model with a conditional autoregressive (CAR) prior structure was developed. Bayesian Markov chain...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Scientific Reports
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-63896-7
Access Rights: Open Access


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