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Geographic information systems used to describe the link between the risk of Ross River virus infection and proximity to the Leschenault Estuary, WA

Vally, Hassan; Peel, Mark; Dowse, Gary; Cameron, A Scott; Codde, Jim; Lindsay, Michael; Hanigan, Ivan


Objective: To investigate the relationship between risk of Ross River virus (RRV) infection and proximity to mosquito-breeding habitat surrounding a tidal wetland ecosystem in south-west Australia. Methods: Geographic information systems (GIS) were used to spatially map cases of RRV disease in the Leschenault region between July 1995 and June 1996. Half kilometre buffer zones were constructed around the Leschenault Estuary and associated waterways; RRV disease case counts were calculated for...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
DOI: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2012.00869.x


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