African dust clouds are associated with increased paediatric asthma accident and emergency admissions on the Caribbean island of Trinidad.

@article{Gyan2005AfricanDC,
  title={African dust clouds are associated with increased paediatric asthma accident and emergency admissions on the Caribbean island of Trinidad.},
  author={K Gyan and Wilma J. Henry and Sophie Lacaille and Andrew E Laloo and C Lamsee-Ebanks and Shayna McKay and Robin M Antoine and Michele A Monteil},
  journal={International journal of biometeorology},
  year={2005},
  volume={49 6},
  pages={
          371-6
        }
}
A retrospective ecological study of paediatric asthma patients who attended the Accident and Emergency (A and E) department of the Paediatric Priority Care Facility at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex in relation to Saharan dust visibility and other climatic variables for the period 23 May 2001 to 13 May 2002 was undertaken to determine if there is an association between paediatric A and E asthma visits and Saharan dust cloud cover. A Poisson regression model was used to determine the… CONTINUE READING
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