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Early warning of Ross River virus epidemics: combining surveillance data on climate and mosquitoes

Woodruff, Rosalie; Guest, Charles; Garner, Michael; Becker, Niels; Lindsay, Michael

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BACKGROUND: Ross River virus disease is spread by mosquitoes, and an average of 5000 people are infected each year in Australia. It is one of the few infectious diseases for which climate-based early warning systems could be developed. The aim of this study was to test whether supplementing routinely collected climate data with mosquito surveillance data could increase the accuracy of disease prediction models. METHODS: We focused on a temperate region of Western Australia between July 1991 and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/30222
Source: Epidemiology
DOI: 10.1097/01.ede.0000229467.92742.7b

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