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|Title:||Climate variability and the transmission of Ross River virus in coastal regions of Queensland, Australia|
|Citation:||Environmental Health, 2004; 4(2):88-94|
|Publisher:||Australian Institute of Environmental Health|
|Peng Bi, Kevin A. Parton and Ken Donald|
|Abstract:||To determine the impact of climate on the transmission of Ross River (RR) virus, an historical data analysis was conducted in the coastal regions of Queensland over the period 1985-96. The results show that temperatures, rainfall and high tides are possible contributors to the transmission of RR virus in these regions, with a lagged effect of zero to three months. This suggested that climate variations might play a certain role in RR virus infection and attention should be paid to preventative measures, given probable effects of global warming.|
|Keywords:||Climate; Ross River Virus Infection; Australia|
|Description:||© Australian Institute of Environmental Health|
|Appears in Collections:||Public Health publications|
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