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Spatio-temporal analysis of the relationship between meteorological factors and hand-foot-mouth disease in Beijing, China

Tian, Lin; Liang, Fengchao; Xu, Meimei; Jia, Lei; Pan, Xiaochuan; Clements, Archie


Background: Hand-foot-mouth disease (HFMD) is a common infectious disease in China and occurs mostly in infants and children. Beijing is a densely populated megacity, in which HFMD has been increasing in the last decade. The aim of this study was to quantify spatio-temporal characteristics of HFMD and the relationship between meteorological factors and HFMD incidence in Beijing, China. Methods: Daily counts of HFMD cases from January 2010 to December 2012 were obtained from the Beijing Center...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases
DOI: 10.1186/s12879-018-3071-3
Access Rights: Open Access


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