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Bayesian spatiotemporal analysis of socio-ecologic drivers of Ross River virus transmission in Queensland, Australia

Hu, W; Williams, Gail; Tong, S; Mengersen, Kerrie; Clements, Archie


This study aims to examine the impact of socio-ecologic factors on the transmission of Ross River virus (RRV) infection and to identify areas prone to social and ecologic-driven epidemics in Queensland, Australia. We used a Bayesian spatiotemporal conditional autoregressive model to quantify the relationship between monthly variation of RRV incidence and socio-ecologic factors and to determine spatiotemporal patterns. Our results show that the average increase in monthly RRV incidence was 2.4%...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.2010.09-0551


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