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The role of environmental factors in the spatial distribution of Japanese encephalitis in mainland China

Wang, Liya; Hu, Wenbiao; Soares Magalhaes, Ricardo; Bi, Peng; Ding, Fan; Sun, Hailong; Li, Shenlong; Yin, Wenwu; Wei, Lan; Liu, Qi-Yong; Clements, Archie

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Japanese encephalitis (JE) is the most common cause of viral encephalitis and an important public health concern in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly in China where 50% of global cases are notified. To explore the association between environmental factors and human JE cases and identify the high risk areas for JE transmission in China, we used annual notified data on JE cases at the center of administrative township and environmental variables with a pixel resolution of 1. km. ×. 1. km from...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/74254
Source: Environment International
DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2014.07.004

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