Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2440/4120
Type: Journal article
Title: Climate variability and the transmission of Ross River virus in coastal regions of Queensland, Australia
Author: Bi, P.
Parton, K.
Donald, K.
Citation: Environmental Health, 2004; 4(2):88-94
Publisher: Australian Institute of Environmental Health
Issue Date: 2004
ISSN: 1832-3367
1444-5212
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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
RMID: 0020041708
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