Association between the incidence of typhoid and paratyphoid fever and meteorological variables in Guizhou, China.

@article{Wang2012AssociationBT,
  title={Association between the incidence of typhoid and paratyphoid fever and meteorological variables in Guizhou, China.},
  author={Lu-xi Wang and Xiu-jun Li and Li-qun Fang and Duo-chun Wang and Wu-chun Cao and Biao Kan},
  journal={Chinese medical journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={125 3},
  pages={455-60}
}
BACKGROUND Typhoid/paratyphoid fever (TPF) is endemic in Guizhou. We conducted wavelet analysis and Spearman's rank correlation analysis to explore the impact of meteorological variations on TPF infection in Guizhou, in an attempt to assess the risk factors associated with TPF epidemics. METHODS We examined the association between TPF incidence in Guizhou and temperature, precipitation and relative humidity using 24 years of data from 1984 to 2007. Periodicities of TPF incidence and the… CONTINUE READING