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Environmental Exposures and Invasive Meningococcal Disease: An Evaluation of Effects on Varying Time Scales

Kinlin, Laura M.; Spain, C. Victor; Brett (previously Ng), Victoria; Johnson, Caroline; White, Alexander N. J; Fisman, David N.


Invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) is an important cause of meningitis and bacteremia worldwide. Seasonal variation in IMD incidence has long been recognized, but mechanisms responsible for this phenomenon remain poorly understood. The authors sought to evaluate the effect of environmental factors on IMD risk in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a major urban center. Associations between monthly weather patterns and IMD incidence were evaluated using multivariable Poisson regression models...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: American Journal of Epidemiology
DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwn383


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