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Plasmodium vivax malaria incidence over time and its association with temperature and rainfall in four counties of Yunnan Province, China

Wardrop, Nicola A; Barnett, Adrian G; Atkinson, Jo-An; Clements, Archie CA


BACKGROUND Transmission of Plasmodium vivax malaria is dependent on vector availability, biting rates and parasite development. In turn, each of these is influenced by climatic conditions. Correlations have previously been detected between seasonal rainfall, temperature and malaria incidence patterns in various settings. An understanding of seasonal patterns of malaria, and their weather drivers, can provide vital information for control and elimination activities. This research aimed to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013-12-18
Type: Journal article
Source: Malaria Journal
DOI: 10.1186/1475-2875-12-452


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