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Malaria seasonality and rainfall seasonality in Sri Lanka are correlated in space.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18686267     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Correlation in space between seasonality of malaria and seasonality of rainfall was studied in Sri Lanka. A simple seasonality index was developed by making use of the bimodal seasonality of both malaria and rainfall. The malaria seasonality index was regressed against the rainfall seasonality index taking spatial autocorrelation into account. Despite the presence of spatial autocorrelation, the coefficient for the rainfall seasonality index in explaining the malaria seasonality index was found to be significant. The results suggest that rainfall is an important driver of malaria seasonality.
Authors:
Olivier J T Briët; Penelope Vounatsou; Priyanie H Amerasinghe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Geospatial health     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1970-7096     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2008 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-07     Completed Date:  2008-10-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101302943     Medline TA:  Geospat Health     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  183-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
International Water Management Institute, P.O. Box 2075, Colombo, Sri Lanka. o.briet@cgiar.org
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Humans
Malaria / epidemiology*
Rain*
Seasons*
Sri Lanka / epidemiology

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