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Climate variability and malaria epidemics in the highlands of East Africa

Hay, Simon I; Shanks, G. Dennis; Stern, David; Randolph, Sarah E; Snow, Robert W; Rogers, David J

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Malaria epidemics in the highlands of East Africa garner significant research attention, due, in part, to their proposed sensitivity to climate change. In a recent article, Zhou et al. claim that increases in climate variance, rather than simple increases in climate mean values, have had an important role in the resurgence of malaria epidemics in the East African highlands since the early 1980s. If proven, this would be an interesting result but we believe that the methods used do not test the...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorHay, Simon I
dc.contributor.authorShanks, G. Dennis
dc.contributor.authorStern, David
dc.contributor.authorRandolph, Sarah E
dc.contributor.authorSnow, Robert W
dc.contributor.authorRogers, David J
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-08T22:20:31Z
dc.identifier.issn1471-4922
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/32039
dc.description.abstractMalaria epidemics in the highlands of East Africa garner significant research attention, due, in part, to their proposed sensitivity to climate change. In a recent article, Zhou et al. claim that increases in climate variance, rather than simple increases in climate mean values, have had an important role in the resurgence of malaria epidemics in the East African highlands since the early 1980s. If proven, this would be an interesting result but we believe that the methods used do not test the hypothesis suggested.
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.sourceTrends in Parasitology
dc.subjectKeywords: Africa; Bayes theorem; climate; diagnostic test; drug resistance; health service; human; malaria; population research; short survey; statistics; Africa, Eastern; Animals; Climate; Disease Outbreaks; Humans; Incidence; Malaria; Protozoa
dc.titleClimate variability and malaria epidemics in the highlands of East Africa
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume21
dc.date.issued2005
local.identifier.absfor111706 - Epidemiology
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4298648xPUB88
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationHay, Simon I, University of Oxford
local.contributor.affiliationShanks, G. Dennis, University of Oxford
local.contributor.affiliationStern, David, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationRandolph, Sarah E, University of Oxford
local.contributor.affiliationSnow, Robert W, University of Oxford
local.contributor.affiliationRogers, David J, University of Oxford
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue2
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage52
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage53
local.identifier.doi10.1016/j.pt.2004.11.007
dc.date.updated2015-12-08T08:31:17Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-12344284055
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