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Climatic factors associated with hospitalizations for rotavirus diarrhoea in children under 5 years of age

D'Souza, Rennie; Hall, Gillian; Becker, Niels


This study compares the seasonality of rotavirus diarrhoeal hospital admissions and its relationship to climatic factors across three Australian cities. Weekly admission of rotavirus diarrhoea (1993-2003) in children aged <5 years and weekly average temperature and relative humidity for each city were modelled using a log-linear model with a cubic trend and season. Interactions were included to test for differences in the effect of temperature and humidity between seasons and between cities....[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Epidemiology and Infection
DOI: 10.1017/S0950268807008229


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