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Assessing the social and environmental determinants of pertussis epidemics in Queensland, Australia: a Bayesian spatio-temporal analysis

Huang, X; Lambert, Stephen; Lau, Colleen; Soares Magalhaes, Ricardo; Marquess, J; Rajmokan, M; Milinovich, Gabriel; Hu, W

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Pertussis epidemics have displayed substantial spatial heterogeneity in countries with high socioeconomic conditions and high vaccine coverage. This study aims to investigate the relationship between pertussis risk and socio-environmental factors on the spatio-temporal variation underlying pertussis infection. We obtained daily case numbers of pertussis notifications from Queensland Health, Australia by postal area, for the period January 2006 to December 2012. A Bayesian spatio-temporal model...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/232609
Source: Epidemiology and Infection
DOI: 10.1017/S0950268816003289

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